Published Monday 23 January 2012
After gaining a BTEC accreditation at a Netskills e-Learning workshop, a staff member at a Scottish College multiplied the impact of the workshop at his institution.
Donald McLean, Learning Technologies Manager at Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands, attended the BTEC accredited e-Learning Essentials workshop in Newcastle last March.
Nine months later, Donald told us that the intensive workshop had made such a great impact on him that he had decided to utilise the tools and techniques learnt to share the knowledge with his colleagues.
Using Netskills' materials and approaches from the workshop as a basis, Donald developed a set of materials based on the capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence - an initiative aiming to achieve transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum for the age range of 3 to 18.
As a result of the work, they went on to develop a set of e-Learning sessions which have proved successful even with students who tend to be the most difficult to engage with.
It was a success, both in terms of materials created, feedback and engagement witnessed during the teaching, Donald said.
The 3-day e-Learning Essentials workshop introduces comprehensive techniques and methodologies that enable participants to design and develop pedagogically effective e-learning. Three forthcoming workshops are open for booking, running in Newcastle (March and June) and London (March).