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Welcome to the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) Community of Practice.

We have changed the EDS Community of Practice so that it is more like a social media channel with a series of tagged posts and lots of opportunity to add photos and videos.

We have brought across some of the posts from the old discussion forum and all of the resources, so there are already lots of useful tips and ideas, schemes of work and resources for teaching which you can search on and filter. Above all, you will find this a friendly, easy place to discuss your perspectives on teaching, managing or assessing essential digital skills courses with colleagues.

Post by Andy Greaves

2.2d ago

Hi all, New City College are one of the ETF EDS champions and our research / reflective explorations will be focussed around 1) supporting ESOL learners with progression to Essential Digital Skills qualifications and 2) developing best practice for teachers to deliver Essential Digital Skills alongside their vocational provision with a focus on contextualising EDS within their area. 

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Post by Dawn Buzzard

4.3d ago (edited 4.3d ago)
Exploring using word forms, how to create simple forms to teach transacting.

Exploring Using Word Form

Todays session explored how to use Word forms to teach transacting, the main focus was how to create simple forms in Word.

The following video shows you how to create a simpe Word form and in the files section you will find a sample document that you can develop, as used in the video.

https://youtu.be/QBXHioHh3kw

The files attached to this post also include the PowerPoint slides used in the session.

In the session we highlighted that using word forms is a great way to teach transacting in environments wehere internet access is interimitent or not avalaible.  Participants in the session were all new to EDS but they felt that could simulate a range of online forms, might use forms for revision tests and for collecting information from students.

What transactions are others simulating and what tools are you using?

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Online Learning Transacting

Post by Nick Jeans

4.5d ago (edited 4.5d ago)

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Post by Nusrat Bhatti

5.1d ago

My name is Nusrat and I am one of the EDS Champions who is leading the EDS Reflective Exploration in the WEA. Together with my practitioners, I will be drawing upon the learning mainly from three EDS modules - Creating and Editing, Communication and Being Safe and Responsible Online. 

The key focus of our EDS Explorative Research will be on how we could deliver digital skills in ESOL to help learners create video CVs. There are lots of skills involved in the delivery of this, and consideration will also need to be given to the kind of resources that would work best.

Do you have any ideas you could share?

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5.1d ago

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Post by Leanne Selway

5.3d ago

I am one of six EDS champions and as part of that programme I am going to be working on a reflective exploration project. I have decided that I am going to create a jamboard for one area of the EDS quailifcation that hold resources, links and short videos for learners to use or refer back to when needed.

Please can anyone tell me if they have already done something similar to this?

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EDS Champions Essential Digital Skills Online Learning Reflective Exploration

Post by Stephen Smith-Phelps

5.4d ago

I am doing the Zoom training on EDSQ - useful refresher thanks

Post by Susan Golding

5.5d ago

Hi Today I  am doing the EFT Digital skills training via Zoom

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Post by Mary Moss

6.2d ago

"A eureka moment!"

Next week 18th-24th October is Get Online Week with over 400 events designed to raise awareness of the benefits of going online.   2.6 million people are still offline, according to Lloyds UK Consumer Digital Index 2021.  Of those offline, 51% say they are worried about their privacy and security, and 44% have concerns about how their data would be used.  67% say they would go online if they could get help and support.  In our case studies we found that learners and tutors were really positive about the EDS skills of 'Being safe and responsible online', as you can hear in this video. https://youtu.be/sjJoM1J2q_I

 Has this topic engaged your learners? 

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Post by Mary Moss

6.2d ago

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    4.3d ago
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