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Julia Ann Ault
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Attended University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Lives in Carmarthen
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"I am passionate about digital empowerment for ALL using flexible, innovative, blended learning methods (including making full use of mobile technologies and social media) to enhance life skills and improve employability.
I do not believe that age, gender, experience or level of formal education should be a barrier to new learning.
As a pro-active member of an online Personal Learning Network, I contribute to the sharing of knowledge, information and educational best practice on local, national and global stages. This network has provided a sustainable and enriching personal experience (both on and offline) which I believe has also considerably enhanced the quality of my own teaching and research.

I have been employed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (@UWTSD) as a Tutor and Digital Skills Adviser on a flexible, full-time Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace program - taught at a range of venues in the community over evenings and weekends - since October 2012.

A significant aspect of this role is to provide on-going, hands-on practical and emotional support and encouragement to the student cohorts - both face to face and online. The classes attract mainly mature students returning to learning after some time. These students require specialised support and teaching methods to build their confidence and help them acquire new skills to progress in the modern workplace.

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Looking forward to taking part in FOS later this month :-)

Julia x
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What a lovely tribute to George - brought tears to my eyes xx
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Finally up and running - time to relax with a coffee now :-) 
Digital Workplace Skills for the 21st Century
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Starting my new blog on Going Digital in the Workplace - my first post is some musings on a professional online presence - aimed at HE staff primarily but relevant to all in the workplace, I hope :-)
Why have a Professional Online Presence? In the summer of 2008, I undertook a research project into social media and online communication as part of my undergraduate studies. This project marked th...
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I teach a Smart Technology in the Workplace module as part of a Skills for the Workplace course at HE Level 4 (1st year of a Bachelor's degree) and almost all of my students uses a smartphone but mostly for chat and messaging. I want to encourage them to use this mobile technology in two main scenarios. The first one is to communicate and collaborate with their peers on the course to assist with their learning journey. The second one is to effectively use mobile devices in their place of work - whatever that may be - and we will explore interesting and diverse ways of doing this. We have several small cohort groups of around 7-10 students based around South West Wales who meet evenings and weekends so they can continue to work full time whilst studying. All groups (usually 5-7) meet together a few times a year for joint activities but I am keen to promote more frequent online meet ups between the groups as well. One group and I have just begun using WhatsApp for simple communication and I am hoping to add other groups to this as a gentle testing the water starting activity soon. My reasons for being here are to learn from others about interesting ways of communicating and learning with my students that I haven't yet tried myself. We all get comfortable with certain apps or methods and can tend to use them exclusively whilst ignoring a lot of other good stuff - and I know I am quite guilty of that myself :-)
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They used it themselves to communicate and share images, plus you can have little group chats and as they weren't very keen on emailing or Skype, I thought I would go where the students are and not expect them to come to me (Stephen Heppell made this point in a keynote a few years ago and it has stuck with me ever since!)
We generally just use it like a text message but you can send images free via wifi on WhatsApp whereas a MMS costs.
I am hoping to move on to other apps of course but this is good to get people communicating with the tutor and each other to begin with.
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Brill resource! RT @suebecks: Here you go @juliadesigns http://t.co/GhKgXc0PAn – each can be downloaded pic.twitter.com/KPbuTbCt65 — Ffynnonweb.com (@ffynnonweb) December 22, 2014
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The Ffynnonweb wiki contains a wealth of guides and resources for you to download and use freely as long as you observe any copyright restrictions placed on materials by the original authors. Ffynnonweb wiki
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We are taking on new students for the Skills for the Workplace program next month. Contact me for more info :-)
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Workplace Skills Tutor @UWTSD + Digital Literacy/Social Media Specialist - passionate about digital empowerment to enhance life-skills.
Introduction
I hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK, have a BSc Hons in Information Systems with Management and a PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education (Part 1).  I was awarded Associate Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in 2013  At present I am employed as a Tutor and Digital Skills Adviser on the Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace program with University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  In addition to my teaching duties, I work as a Technology Enhanced Learning Developer / Adviser in HE in Wales and recently set up my own freelance Social Media + Employability/Digital Skills consultancy and advice service at ffynnonweb.com.  My specific research interest is on the effect that improved digital literacy has on increased employability and promoting innovative methods to cascade this improvement throughout the workforce. My areas of teaching expertise include: All aspects of digital literacy Business and Management training Developing a professional online presence Improving generic employability skills Mobile learning (especially in the workplace)  Web design and development I also have over 12+ years experience of working with computers and the web - including operating systems and software installation and configuration - and 5+ years of researching and using online social media. LinkedIn Profile
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Skills for the Workplace Tutor + Social Media/Digital Skills Adviser: UWTSD
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I am passionate about empowerment for ALL (regardless of age, gender, previous experience, level of formal education etc.) using flexible, blended learning methods - including making full use of technology and social media - to enhance life skills and improve employability. I am always striving to devise and promote innovative methods (including greater use of mobile technologies) to cascade these abilities and skills throughout the workplace. As a pro-active member of an online Personal Learning Network, I contribute to the sharing of knowledge, information and educational best practice on local, national and global stages. This network has provided a sustainable and enriching personal experience (both on and offline) which I believe has also considerably enhanced the quality of my own teaching and research.
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  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
    Skills for the Workplace Tutor + Digital Skills Adviser, 2010 - present
    I have been employed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (@UWTSD) as a Tutor and Digital Skills Adviser on a flexible, full-time Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education Skills for the Workplace program - taught at a range of venues in the community over evenings and weekends - since October 2012. A significant aspect of this role is to provide on-going, hands-on practical and emotional support and encouragement to the student cohorts - both face to face and online. The classes attract mainly mature students returning to learning after some time. These students require specialised support and teaching methods to build their confidence and help them acquire new skills to progress in the modern workplace.
  • WAVE Wales
    Creative iMedia Tutor, 2013 - 2014
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
    eLearning Support Officer, 2008 - 2010
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