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Digital tools for Personal Learning and Development

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Most professionals now use online media to find training resources to resolve Personal Learning and Development (PLD) needs.

This could be keeping up to date with the latest development in your subject, or to further your teaching skills development.

Professional and social media can be the first ports of call for finding high-quality training opportunities and materials.

It can be a fast and effective source of information, advice and guidance from colleagues who have faced the same issues.

Aim

This module will show you how to use online tools and resources for effective Professional Learning and Development (PLD).

Objective

After completing this module, you will be able to:

• describe and categorise the types of PLD opportunities that can be found online
• search for training and development opportunities on social media
• identify relevant free or low-cost online sources of training and development.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - G2 : Progression and CPD: strategies to develop digital skills and pedagogy

  • Use online resources or social media to identify suitable training and professional development opportunities.
  • Use online resources or social media to update one's subject-specific competences.
  • Use online resources or social media to learn about new teaching methods and strategies.
  • Use online resources or social media to search for and identify digital resources which support professional development.
  • Use the exchange in digital professional communities as a source of professional development.
  • Use online training opportunities, e.g. video tutorials, MOOCs, webinars etc.
  • Use digital technologies and environments to provide training opportunities for colleagues and peers.
  • Use professional collaborative networks as a source for one's own professional development.
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Reviews
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3rd March 2019
Matthew Gordon

Fairly obvious stuff, but doesn't do any harm to be reminded on (for example) searching for PLD opps via ETF, JISC, TES etc.  Report this review

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30th March 2019
William Sibley

Our Response: Glad this module met your expectations!
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12th March 2019
James Spivey

Our Response: Cool!
25th July 2019
Andrew Hills

interesting but basic  Report this review

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16th July 2019
Paul Taylor

Good links but again I struggled with the exercise  Report this review

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2nd July 2019
Gaillies Codd

very poor  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
20th June 2019
dawn goodman

Good for teachers in their PLD  Report this review

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19th June 2019
Tracey Weller

Our Response: Thank you. We have noted your feedback.
18th June 2019
claire claire

informative  Report this review

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13th June 2019
carrie ward

Good introduction to using digital tools for personal development.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
15th May 2019
Jason Marks

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
15th May 2019
Julie Wilson

Sorry, but a bit pointless - I do prevent training every year to remain up to date with advice - can't see the point of this very limited contribution to this important subject.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
13th May 2019
Valeria Panyko

Great unit! It highlights the significance of online training.  Report this review

Our Response: Your comments are appreciated and will be helpful in serving and building our community of practice.
30th April 2019
Tony Shakespeare

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience.
27th April 2019
stacey Wood

Our Response: Cool!
21st April 2019
Tina Blease

Our Response: Cool!
26th March 2019
Penny Petch

Our Response: Cool!
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Badge for Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Exploring

There are many digital tools that can help you plan and manage your PLD. These badges look at digital approaches to recording and developing your personal learning and training. This is the Exploring stage, which recognises you have started exploring this area.