Different Levels of Digital Skills

Sharon Roberts
21st March 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Dealing with Difference and Diversity (Exploring)

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I currently work as an ESOL teacher for ACL. I teach four classes a week including Pre-entry, beginners, intermediate and advanced. I also have one speaking and listening only class. All classes are currently online. Each class is about 2-2 and a half hours long. Group sizes range between 8-14 and we cover reading/wring and speaking/listening.

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

The first thing I need to do is be more aware of learner capabilities in the use of technology. It is of no use and also unfair setting work which they can't complete because of lack of digital skills. To accommodate this I need to do an assessment/questionnaire with new learners at the beginning of the academic year. For those with really low level skills I need to know where to refer... more

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