The VLL has been working with student interns since May 2008 and in that time, ten students have taken up the challenge. They are a key resource for the VLL and have worked in lots of different capacities to bridge the gap between staff, students and visual technologies. Find out more about the current interns below. Claire Mann and Andy Coverdale are PhD students supervised by the Visual Learning Lab core team. They are also interns. You can read their personal profiles here.
Click on the links on the left to read about some of their current activity (Intern News) or past activity (Intern Archive).
"I am in my third year of a BAHons History degree. I became a VLL intern in May 2008 and have been enjoying it ever since, as well as learning a lot along the way. My work with the VLL has offered me an exciting new perspective on my own studies as well as teaching and learning in general and I feel that my experience as an undergraduate has been a useful benefit for the team who are now largely post graduates."
"I am currently a third year undergraduate studying Classics at the University of Nottingham. I joined the VLL team at the end of last semester. I primarily work with the other interns to brainstorm ideas, and to encourage and support departments across campus to incorporate Visual Learning into lectures and seminars. The internship, has allowed me to receive training on a number of different technologies, be part of a team and gain skills, such as presentations and video making.
"I am just starting my second year as a PhD student in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy and will be researching views toward, and practices in, Technology Enhanced Learning in nurse education. The opportunities I have as a VLL intern to learn more about the different technologies available and then to share this with others is very exciting and links in directly with my own PhD research topic."
"I'm currently doing an MA in Classics. I enjoy working for the VLL and share their view of the importance of communication of information through means other than just textbooks. I firmly believe that to understand a lot of things whether it be the workings of an ecosystem system or the way an organ works in the body, it helps to see it in action and in context for yourself. This is of course, not always possible, but If visual technologies can represent the same things and help with getting the message across, getting the student even half-way there, it's a good thing."
Recently six of the interns had the opportunity to comment on their experiences with the VLL at their exit interviews. Click on the videos below to see what they said!
Ellie Louise Stone