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Conference Paper

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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

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EDULEARN14 Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. July 7-9, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3, ISSN: 2340-1117

Abstract

The objective of this research was to ascertain the usefulness of utilising social media to enhance graduate attributes. This study was conducted during one semester and concentrated on one aspect of graduate attributes which were interview skills. Two videos were scripted, shot and edited that focused on interviews from the perspective of both the interviewer and the interviewee. These videos were incorporated into workshops with first year and second year level 8 undergraduate students. Pre-video questionnaires were filled out and post video questionnaires were then filled out. The videos successfully provoked an awareness of the requirements in both situations and were well received. It is recommended that further research be carried out on developing materials and resources that focus on enhancing graduate attributes. These resources could be integrated into a dedicated module and embedded within programmes.

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