Good Teaching Practice - Exemplar 2

Career Development, Employability and Entrepreneurship in Practice

CS1022 Learning in a Digital Environment Subject Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  • Search, find, and retrieve information through appropriate use of tools and technologies
  • Use online information and technologies effectively and ethically and within relevant university guidelines
  • Evaluate the currency, appropriateness, and adequacy of information and information sources for specific academic purposes
  • Communicate, adapt and present information in a range of academic contexts and for peer audiences using a range of information and communication technologies

JCU Staff Member

 Rhian Morgan
Lecturer
Diploma CS1022 Learning in a Digital Environment
Throughout the subject 

Manage a professional online identity

Employability initiatives are provided below.

Effective use of ePortfolio

Maximising student employability

Writing an effective CV

Assessment Task 1: Digital Literacy Action Plan

Refer to CS1022 Subject Outline (PDF, 1002 KB) (JCU staff log in required) for details.

Assessment Task 4: ePortfolio

Manage a professional online identity

Frequency

Once (online lesson + workshop)

Timing

30 minutes online content + 30-40 minute workshop

Preparation

  • Embed online lessons in LearnJCU.
  • Make changes to PowerPoint template, if required, to maximise its fit within your subject and field.
  • Upload PowerPoint presentation to your LearnJCU subject page for students to access. Conduct workshops in computer labs or direct students to bring and use their own devices to complete activities.
  • Employers are increasingly using social and professional networking sites to screen potential job candidates and search for talent. It is important that graduates understand how to manage their online identities, because their online presence can make a difference when it comes to being hired.

Implementation

  • Direct students to complete the online lesson in preparation for face-to-face workshops.
  • Discuss the importance of developing and managing a professional online identity.
  • Have students analyse their online presence and digital footprint.
  • Prompt them to consider strategies for enhancing their professional online presence, e.g. LinkedIn, ePortfolio, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Resources

Effective use of ePortfolio

Frequency

Once

Timing

1 hour

Preparation

  • In LearnJCU, provide a link to the PebblePad help site.
  • Adapt the PebblePad instruction booklet to fit within your subject and assessment requirements. Embed a PDF of the booklet on LearnJCU.
  • Make changes to PowerPoint template, if required, to maximise its fit within your subject and field.
  • Upload PowerPoint presentation to your LearnJCU subject page for students to access.
  • Book computer labs for PebblePad workshops or direct students to bring laptops/tablets to class.
  • Collect assessment exemplars and embed links in LearnJCU.

Implementation

  • Ask students to locate the PebblePad help website and review the instructional booklet prior to class.
  • Use the PowerPoint presentation to walk students through the process of creating an ePortfolio.

Resources

Maximising student employability

Dosage

Once (online module + workshop)

Timing

1-1.5 hour online module + 1 hour workshop

Preparation

Implementation

  • Direct students to complete the online module and quiz prior to attending the workshop.
  • Direct students towards the sample resumes on LearnJCU.
  • Deliver the Effective CV Writing PowerPoint presentation in a lesson at a time that is relevant and meaningful for students.

Resources