2 Star Badge - Accessibility (Adopting)

Fionna Mortimer
3rd February 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Accessibility (Adopting)

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)

Head of Department for an outreach centre offering L1-L3 to Adult learners for a FE college. There are 11 staff who work with those who have not engaged well with education in the past including current and ex-offenders. manage work for the JCP offering specific projects across East Kent working with a variety of partners.

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

The Covid lockdown was a time where we needed to take time out to look at all the existing resources for all the units for the courses we offer. We have only had a robust internet connection for less than 6 months therefore it gave the staff the opportunity to look at alternative ways of delivering the criteria rather than relying on ‘chalk and talk’ techniques. I asked the team... more

What worked well?

The IT tutor in particular embraced the opportunity and created on line courses which could be adapted for self learning on a remote basis. They could be turned into SCORM packages and uploaded to a VLE.

What would you do differently next time?

The Covid lockdown has resulted in an acceleration in digital technology and therefore I would like the staff to look further into more exciting areas which are now available such as virtual technology for some of the elements which need practise.

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