Technology Case Study:Hull College:
‘Preparing 21st Century Educators’ Conference – June 2017
We presented two sessions at the conference:
- Love it or Loathe it?: Staff attitudes towards technology-enhanced learningThis workshop reported on research carried out for @ejarmstrong ‘s Masters in Technology-Enhanced Learning into what influences staff attitudes towards using technology to support their learners, what factors encourage them to give it a go and how we can support them to overcome any barriers. The presentation from this session can be seen here:
- MicroLearning: Introducing Video of the Week
This session explained what microlearning is and how providing this service aims to support our staff. You can see our Video of the Week Blog here and the presentation from this session can be seen here:
Digital Spring – Create your Own App
Check out the periscope from our fabulous Construction tutor Mike Abel on using Appsgeyser to create multiple choice revisions apps – https://youtu.be/KRSW4KXqBsM
Digital Spring – Quizzes
Here is a periscope on using Quizzes with your students (we apologise for the poor audio quality) – https://youtu.be/KRSW4KXqBsM
Video of the Week – now a blog!
For the last few years we have created a short video from our staff intranet each week on some eLearning tip or technique we think might encourage our staff to try out something new.
After interest from other colleges and the success of Manchester Met’s #1minuteCPD , we have moved our Videos’ of the Week to WordPress in case a more FE focused (and less frequent) service of the nature is of interest to the wider sector:
Check it out at: https://hcukvotw.wordpress.com/
Flipped Learning Conference 2016: Flipping the Learning In Hair, Beauty & Catering workshop
Before our workshop, we asked attendees to complete this ‘Flipped Learning’ activity: https://padlet.com/ejarmstrong/flippedconference
to introduce them to Xerte, the authoring we tool we used to create content for our Flipped Learning project.
We used a Nearpod presentation during the session: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/iEBEh3b3yv
to provide an overview of our project, generate discussion and give attendees the experience of undertaking a Nearpod lesson.
You can find out more about our Flipped Learning in Hair, Beauty & Catering project on our blog – http://hcukflipped.wordpress.com
The Hull College Group e-Learning Strategy underpins the college’s Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Quality Improvement Strategy, which states “The Group seeks to provide enthusiastic, well-qualified and well-supported staff, confident in the uses of new technologies” and to “give every student … the necessary transferable skills, including … digital literacy skills that will be needed by a 21st century workforce.” Among Hull College Group’s strategic objectives are “to provide an excellent personalised learning experience’” and “to provide a high quality inspiring and sustainable learning environment”. The e-Learning strategy recognises that this is best achieved by taking a ‘technology-enhanced learning’ approach encouraging staff to use a variety of blended and flipped learning with the majority of courses and where distance learning takes place, ensuring learning occurs within a social context where interaction between lecturers and students and students and their peers plays a key role. The emphasis remains on the quality of the teaching and supporting the lecturers’ knowledge and freedom to select and use appropriate systems and resources rather than prescribing a particular pedagogy, technology or learning systems. This will be achieved whilst ensuring delivery is efficient as well as effective; maximising the use of resources and further improving value for money. Our aim is to develop a culture where ‘e-Learning’ is not considered as a separate priority but where the technology seamlessly supports the ability of the tutor to select the most effective tool or resource for delivery and allows the student to access a wide range of resources to support their learning at any time, on any device and in any place