the ichamp model
Official iChamp Badge
All our iChamps capture and reflect on their activities through their portfolios and their badges. When they have completed their projects and have demonstrated that they have worked on the required areas, they then receive their Official iChamp Badge.
The Student Champions Network
The iChamps are part of the HEFCE funded REACT Project led by Tom Lowe and Liz Dunne and are overseen by the University Student Champions Network.
Excel Placement Scheme
We work with the Excel Placement Scheme with the Careers Service at the University of Southampton. The scheme manages the administration for payments and offers a project based structure to allow us to ensure that the students have careers support as well as academic support
The Innovation and Digital Literacies Champions (iChamps) are a network of multidisciplinary students from Undergraduates to PGRs who work with academics and the wider University on initiatives relating to developing digital literacies skills. We are guided and supported by the Student Champions Network who oversee how we work, including quality assurance and academic rigour. Our lead for this initiative is Fiona Harvey from the Institute for Learning Innovation and Development.
Interactive video content
Using appropriate tools online
Using social media effectively
Effectively engaging online
Meet the iChamps
What we are doing
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing around with Explain Everything on my iPad. Explain Everything is a really flexible app that lets you make instructional-style videos for pretty much anything you can think of. I’ve used the app for everything from making study videos for my exams, to making demo videos for FuseMind. Read more about Explain Everything… to yourself?[…]
I was recently interviewed by Ellen Lessner, who is working with Jisc, about my use of digital tools. During our entertaining and insightful conversation, I had a chance to have a good think about what tools I use and why. I thought it would be nice to put this information down on a post, as Read more about Apps for the 21st Century Student[…]
In today’s technologically driven world, digital skills are at the heart of what being an engineer means. The invention of the computer has revolutionized how we acquire, apply and communicate engineering knowledge. As an iChamp working with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, my job is to explore and enhance how digital tools can Read more about Digital Literacy & The World of Engineering[…]
Geography is the study of the physical world and with the rise of digital influence, it is essential to increasingly link this subject to the virtual world too. My role within the Geography department is to work with Dr Sally Hayward to encourage the development of Digital Literacies within my own year (1st years!) and Read more about Geography meets the iChamps![…]
With major changes to the Biological Sciences field trip and the introduction of pre-trip lectures I found myself being invited to give a 25 minute talk in a lecture on the project I have been working on since September 2015 – the e-book. I was honoured to take part in this lecture and straight away Read more about Giving my First Lecture[…]
Within my role as an iChamp I work as part of the Mission Employable team, led by my academic advisor Eleanor Quince. In July of last year the team had a discussion day involving presentations from all the team on our projects and the successes and challenges that they have thrown up. During the presentation Read more about Mission Employable Away Day[…]
For the last few months I have been collaborating with Michael Slade from California to improve the e-Book that I have created in previous projects. The e-Book is in its early stages of development as it will hopefully be a continual project that will change with the field course, even once I have left the Read more about Collaboration, Communication and Continuation[…]
Clarissa Chay, Chemistry iChamp Find my Pathbrite here – www.pathbrite.com/clarissachay A massive part of being an iChamp is documenting what we do so it’s right there to see and we can share our progress easily online. Ever since iChamp training, I’ve been in love with Pathbrite as it provides such a visually appealing display of Read more about Displaying Projects on Pathbrite[…]
As iChamps we have become familiar with a host of open badge platforms including those that I will review today – these include Open Badge Academy, Open Badge Platform and Badge List. I have reviewed the open badge platforms based on five areas: Badge Design Creation of Badges Interface and Navigation Instruction and Submitting Evidence. Read more about A Review of Open Badge Platforms[…]
Over the last month, Clarissa and I have been beavering away, meeting up with lecturers within Chemistry to introduce them to Nearpod, showcase how it could be used within their teaching and training them in using the app. This has proved to be a busy time for us as we have been tasked with introducing Read more about Getting stuck in with Nearpod[…]