Workshop on Ning – Aug 27th

Through Captcha we invited Becka Currant (Dean of Students at the University of Bradford) to run a workshop and follow-on discussion around ‘Using Ning to Support Student Transition, Induction and Retention’.

The session was really succesful and well received. It was attended by a wide range of staff from support services, library, marketing, helpdesk and faculty academic staff. We also took the opportunity to show the work we have managed to support with the Faculty of Education and their incoming PGCE students (Secondary and Primary) where over 400 students used Ning for social networking at an early stage before they arrived at the UoC. The success of this pilot and the feedback from students about the usefulness and the ease-of-use have been very encouraging.

Becka’s discussion of Bradford Uni’s experience and some of the issues faced and overcome prompted lively, practical and focussed discussions which we hope to capitalize on asap.

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