Published Wednesday 05 September 2012
Netskills is delighted to partner South Tyneside College (STC) in the delivery of a major new project to transform the development e-learning at STC by promoting a whole college approach which will enhance the student experience and be sustainable once the project is completed.
Danny McAtominey is leading on behalf of Netskills, working closely with a team of six from STC to put together a range of modules that will incorporate higher level e-learning into their Certificate in Education teacher training course.
Funded through JISC Advance, as part of the Further Education and Skills Development and Resources Programme, the completed modules will be rolled out for the entire FE community across the country.
Upskilling the staff
Danny is excited to kick-off the project.
It builds on a pilot project that generated extremely positive feedback, he said.
Not only are we looking to develop materials that will be disseminated nationally, we're also aiming to up-skill the staff at the college to be able to independently create effective e-learning modules along with resources, including the production of high quality video and audio content.
Challenging, immersive e-learning
Danny is looking forward to the chance to put into practice the approach to e-learning he preaches in the accredited Netskills e-learning workshops.
There is an awful lot of e-learning out there that is information heavy, passive and unchallenging, he said.
What we will deliver is a series of action-based approaches where the learner is challenged and engaged in immersive real-life scenarios, underpinned by the development of enquiry, role-based investigative research, problem solving and collaborative team working skills.
The project is underpinned by Netskills' accredited e-learning workshops.