Research Seminar: Technology for Employability

In a series: Educational Research Seminars 2015-16
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Lisa Gray, Senior Co-design Manager at JISC explains how technology can be used to boost student employability

Technology-for-Employability.pdf

Abstract
The role of UK higher education (HE), further education (FE) and skills sectors in developing student employability is clear. Technology can be an enabler to the development and communication of employability skills, but are organisations and employers making best use of it? This session will explore the findings from a recent national study exploring the role of technology in supporting the development and communication of student employability skills. It will present a framework for visioning how technology can support students to develop their employability skills, introduce the issues and challenges currently being faced, share guidance on how practice can be enhanced, and showcase a range of examples of effective practice across UK HE, FE and skills.

Biography
Lisa Gray is a Senior Co-Design Manager within the Student Experience team at Jisc, providing leadership on the use of technology-enhanced learning and teaching in Higher and Further Education. For 10 years she has led a range of innovation and change programmes on the themes of technology-enhanced assessment and curriculum transformation. Lisa has spoken widely on the many ways that technology can enhance assessment and feedback and on the use of e-portfolios to support learning, and has orchestrated a range of highly regarded activities in these areas including the development of advice and guidance materials and series of national workshops.