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Much of the process of networking and engagement with employers is the remit of senior managers. Individual teachers can have a big impact on teaching, learning and assessment in their own vocational area by building collaborative networks of employers in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)...
Adopting digital technologies to collaborate and share practice beyond your own institution will enable you to:
- find out what colleagues in other organisation's in the sector are doing in their teaching.
- share, adapt and adopt good practice and learning objects and resources more...
Producing effective online learning activities takes time, effort and creativity.
This module looks at the process of creating learning resources with the intention that they are shareable resources; making them available to others, driving the concept of collaborative creation in your own...
This module looks at the practical issues of how to build synchronous online learning into a balanced programme of online and face-to-face learning.
It examines the challenges of real-time online activity (technical, social and personal) and things you can do to ensure that learner experience...
Self-employment is the norm in many industries, from bricklaying to music to childminding to professional consulting, and growing in importance. The self-employed often love their work, but few are keen on the essential business, finance and admin that is taken care of behind the scenes in...
Getting employers involved in the planning and delivery of particular elements of courses is mandatory across a range of vocational areas and widely welcomed by educators and employers alike.
The main channels for jobs, whether full time, contract, intern or apprenticeship, are online. It is essential that learners can both find appropriate opportunities and be found by recruiters, who are looking for good potential employees, just as keenly as learners are looking for good jobs.
Employers looking for staff and individuals seeking contractors for a range of services regularly search the web for recommendations, reviews and personal information about candidates.
Using links and attachments is a means of connecting two separate parts to a communication. The first part is the primary narrative. It is an explanation, introduction or scenario setting narrative in a text, message, mail or web-page. The second part is further content that provides evidence, by...
Digital technologies don't always work as they should - one of the few areas in the controlled environment of education institutions where something failing to do what you expect can be quite normal.
Learners need to move from relying on teachers and technical support staff for solutions...
Synchronised working uses technology to deliver learning normally done in a classroom or workshop, without having to be physically present in the room.
Learners can observe and take notes, but also engage with the teacher and fellow students.
All the benefits of working together,...
Digital technologies have a particular value in their ability to be shared over distance and then viewed and worked on at different times.
This allows content and resources to be adapted, improved, questioned, have examples added, have gaps and other incompletions filled, and so on, completed...
Planning and developing a sequence of understandable instructions or ordered steps to solve a given problem or perform a specific task is a core skill for education and employment. This module looks at how teachers can support and develop this across a range of subject areas using different...
Legislation for accessibility changed in a very positive way with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations (2018). This module looks at how to stay on the right side of these regulations.
This module looks at how to improve the elements of an organisation's digital technology strategy that relate to accessibility and its significance for bringing about change in teaching and learning practice.
This module considers how issues of equitable access to digital technologies can have an impact on the quality of learning and how this may be redressed.
This module follows on from the module Creating inclusive content: Principles. It shows how the principles from Creating inclusive content: Principles can be applied to create resources that are good for all users.
This module looks at an individual's digital context based on personal access to the appropriate technology, their awareness of it, and the digital skills to make use of them.
Hashtags have become one of the most useful ways of finding and contributing to communities of practice.
This module looks at what they are, how to use them and some sector groups clustered around particular hashtags.
This module looks at a broad classification of learning disabilities and the forms of technology that are best suited to overcome the associated challenges to learning.
This module looks at using technology to support the learning activities of SLDD learners who are working towards living independently.
This module looks at the impact on teaching strategy of learners who bring their own devices. This has implications for users of assistive technology and for those learners who prefer to work on their own devices.
This module explores the use of spoken text through devices such as e-readers and eBooks to overcome barriers to learning for a range of learners, not only those with a sight impairment.
This module explores the range of accessibility assistance, from common mainstream software, apps and tools, through to the specialist or bespoke technology for complex individual needs, and its implications for teaching and learning practice.
This module shows some principles of good practice for creating content that meets the needs of learners with a disability or learning disadvantage.
This module looks at what we mean by content and how teachers can help learners to develop an understanding of the tools and skills they can apply to creating it. It is paired with and followed by the module Independent learners: developing skills for content creation.
Recall doesn't just demonstrate evidence of learning; it is an integral part of the learning process. This module identifies the core elements of recall and revision and looks at the role that technology can play in directing them to improve learning outcomes.
The way students learn and the skills they need to progress are the same used in class, but they offer new challenges to get the best from the options they present. How learners meet those challenges at the start of a programme and what help is provided for improvement requires thought in initial...
This module takes a broader look at the issues and strategies that teachers need to use in designing teaching. This is in the light of emerging capabilities of technology and the ability to teach and learn through them. It is based in the first two groups of standards that looks at devices in...
This module takes an overview of the content, issues and strategies that teachers need to understand, adopt and develop when teaching those skills areas in the National Standards for Essential Digital Skills (2019) that relate to working online. Namely:
This module looks at the known risks of prolonged physical inactivity in using technology and the possible psychological risks that can also occur in some forms of interaction. It also looks at how these can be mitigated or removed.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Protecting devices and data at Level 1.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Being responsible online. The first chapter deals with behaviour that is socially inappropriate and how to protect yourself from it. The second chapter focuses on behaviours that are illegal and how to stay within the law.
This module looks at how identify situations where personal information may be stored securely on personal devices as
well as online. It includes how to manage the movement of persona data in a secure way and the use of simple methods to protect personal information and privacy.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Buying online at Level 1.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Buying online at Entry level.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Using online services data at Entry level and Level 1.
This module looks at the types of digital activities that leave a 'digital footprint' and understand the personal implications for the user in having those footprints. It includes considering how to make the most of leaving information in web sites that help form relationships and speed...
This module is progression from Communicating and sharing 2 that focuses on Entry Level issues in relation to setting up accounts, sharing, and collaboration.
This module looks at how learners can create, edit and access contacts in preparation for sending and receiving online communications using four different methods. It also explores communicating text and including other digital content to individual and multiple recipients, and how to initiate...
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Working with digital media at Level 1.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Creating and editing digital media at Entry Level.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Processing numerical data at Level 1.
This module looks at the knowledge and skills you need in order to teach Creating and editing documents at Entry Level and Level 1.
This module looks at the means of managing content that has been created and collected by users. It is important to keep content in secure storage and to be able to retrieve it easily by searching.
To develop your understanding, skills and confidence to teach competencies in Dealing with technical problems from the Using devices and handling information skills area of the National Standards for Essential Digital Skills (2019).
This module looks at navigating online content to search for and find useful content. It looks at using searches, hyperlinks, menus and other navigation elements to locate required information. This will include how to retain and save useful links to content for future use or for reference. Users...
This module looks at the basic components of personal computing through the use of the various devices, the systems that run on them, setting them up as preferred and keeping them in good order.