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What 10 Digital Skills do Employers most want ?

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Assessment and Feedback

 

Learning as a journey or skill acquisition to be the best that you can be, either like interrailing between London and Rome via Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, and Madrid, or running a swimming club for disability swimmers.


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A disability a person may have can be physical or mental, or a combination of both and will present itself along a spectrum.

Accessibility set up

On/ off

Chair, position of screen and keyboard

Touch screen - voice activated

What is being assessed? Know what they can do, believe what they could do.

Find content

Differentiate between true and false, safe and dangerous

Profile and passwords

Employability

What 10 Digital Skills do Employers most want ?


  1. The ability to understand and utilize social media effectively. 

  2. Search engine marketing

  3. Analytics

  4. Content marketing

  5. Email 

  6. Mobile

  7. Strategy & Planning

  8. Social Selling

  9. Pay per click

  10. Video 

From NESTA

  • Animation

  • Multimedia production

  • Design in engineering

  • Building and maintaining IT systems and networks

  • Research and quantitative data analysis

Suggestions

  • Respond to and send email

  • Complete an online form (application)

  • Create a profile and then a CV

  • Safeguarding yourself and others

  • Take part in an online discussion

  • Do an interactive quiz

  • Find your way to x

  • Purchase a ticket

  • Decide if something is true or false

Activity 1

Simple computer related tasks

Book something

Answer a question

Communicate

Organise: a trip to the beach, to see a film... 

Activity 2

What was your grade?

Grade yourself

Grade others

Activity 3

Feedback to students based on their needs.

Complete a workbook

Yes/no answers

Add an image

Tell me your learning story

Outcome

Explain what is meant by accessibility (who it applies to and who benefits)

Explain what feedback is.

Explain how the above differ in the digital domain

List some strategies for implementing digital assessment and feedback methods for a variety of students with accessibility needs.

Create a working example of both digital assessment and digital feedback in practice



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Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

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This MOOC on Coursera from Melbourne University looks interesting.

This MOOC is designed principally for practicing teachers who are wondering exactly how they can incorporate teaching and assessment of 21st century skills into their classrooms, labs or workshops. It will also be useful to trainee teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and curriculum and assessment specialists, providing them with an understanding of the challenges associated with teaching and assessment of 21st century skills. This course explains the social and cognitive skills that are known as 21st century skills. It reviews how they can be represented in the curriculum, in terms of developmental progressions. It also explores how teachers can recognise these skills in students, how the level of skill of a learner can be assessed, and then how learners can be supported to develop their skill. In this course we work through two detailed examples of 21st century skills. The first is collaborative problem solving, a 21st century skill which combines the capacities of collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking and communication. The second skill is a meta-cognitive skill of knowing how to learn in a MOOC. In each example, you will explore how to understand the nature of each skill from a teaching perspective, how to teach it, and how to assess it. These two examples show how any 21st century skill can be tackled in the classroom. The approach to teaching and assessment in this course derives from the application of a developmental, evidence-based, clinical approach to teaching practice. The course provides a mix of theory and practice, of thinking and doing, and opportunities to share ideas, experience and resources with other participants. Join Emeritus Professor Patrick Griffin and the team from the Assessment Research Centre, University of Melbourne in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills, hosted on Coursera.

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Top 7 Digital Skills for Business

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Head of Digital : Growth Tribe

I'm so impressed with this 12 minute presentation by Luke at Growth Tribe that I am now on my third view through, taking my own notes, checking out the courses, books and blogs along the way. 

Top 7 Skills for Employability

This applies to all of us: in education or business, educators or 'workers'. Watch this and decide if you are keeping up, want to keep up or can keep up. If not retire to an allotment. 

This will either excite you or terrify you.

I wish I was 28 not 58! But my mindset can be that of a 20 something - after all I've now done kids, they are through uni and fled the nest for a different country (Paris).

My default short courses online are OpenLearn, FutureLearn and Coursera. I buy books for the iPad and in hardback as often as I get my Costa or Starbucks coffee. Amazon have had me in their grip since 1999!

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