This is my first real ‘engagement’ as a CILASS Ambassador, and I facilitated the ‘Unlocking Technology for IBL: Sandpit Session’. Chris Clow, Ryan Jendoubi, Eve Stirling and Alex Ingleson unveiled their work-in-progress Video Clips of ‘How to’ and ‘Why to’ use technology for various aspects of study and IBL.
I had always figured myself at least moderately savvy when it came to technology, but being in this session made me realise how much I could change the scope and meaning of my research by branching out and using some pretty snazzy gadgets. It also made me realise how much work CILASS is doing r.e. making technology an accessible and approachable concept for students and staff alike. The trust the presenters placed in the group to give feedback on a mid-production project was rewarded with really interesting and considered comments.
What I found particularly impressive about this session (aside from the stellar ‘How To’/’Why To’ videos which I think will be of tremendous benefit to the University at large) was the interaction between the presenting group of CILASS Ambassadors and those who attended the session. It felt like an especially productive environment in which everybody there got something out of the session. Great work!