Rotherham College (RNN Group)

Rotherham College digital learning practice

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At Rotherham College we have much innovative digital learning practice in many of our curriculum areas. Creative services, Construction, Business & Computing and others are making use of tools such as Padlet and Socrative to make learning more engaging and interactive for students. A host of other digital learning tools are now firmly embedded in areas, including Nearpod in Photography, Edmodo in English & maths, the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in Construction and Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used by 100% of courses across the College.

Tutors are also using social media, particularly Facebook & Twitter to communicate with students but also to encourage collaborative learning using these mediums. The College also has a talented team of digital learning apprentices who help to support staff who want to embed more digital learning in their practice. The team of apprentices work with academic staff to help design creative and engaging digital resources.

Academic staff have been and continue to be involved in cross-college training events where they share their innovative digital learning practice with their colleagues.

Colleagues across the RNN Group are provided with many digital learning opportunities, through training offers such as the ‘Short and Sweet’ menu below. Staff simply select items from the menu and the Quality Improvement team will deliver a 15 minute session on the topic.

The sessions will usually involve a quick demo, opportunity to create an account and then opportunity for questions. We then follow up staff after sessions and support those who wish to find a way to use in their teaching, learning and assessment.

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In terms of publicising the work of the Digital Learning support available for staff at the College we also have a website called ‘Innovate’, see link below.

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The site highlights a number of different things the Quality Improvement Team do at the College including ‘Digital Resource of the week’, two examples of which are shown below.

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We also have a comprehensive resource area called ‘The Space’ on Moodle which features a number of digital and non-digital resources that teaching staff can use and adapt.

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If you have any questions about any of the work above, please feel free to contact Daniel Grimes (Quality & Digital Learning Lead) at: dgrimes@rotherham.ac.uk.

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