We are proud to say we are currently involved in an exciting, international CPD project aimed at teachers in the Vocational and Educational sectors.
Funded by the UFI charitable Trust, a consortium of educational establishments, led by the University of Leeds and the Institute of Education, are developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started’ on the Future Learn platform. As part of that consortium, Loughborough College is contributing a number of video case studies to highlight some of the blended teaching, learning, and assessment that is already successfully built into the curriculum.
These will be used as examples throughout the course for teachers who are either just starting out or who want to enhance their current teaching, learning, and assessment with the use of learning technology. The focus of the case studies are:
- Adam Leeson – google classrooms with L2 anatomy and physiology sports students
- Tim Turner – audio feedback with L2 public service students
- Dan Vaughan – tools in LearnZone with L1 and L2 ICT functional skills students
- Ewart Samuels – mahara ePortfolio with L2 Motor Vehicle students
- Stuart Carroll – online submission, marking and use of Turnitin with L2 electrical engineering students
- Colin Power – technology, including QR codes and ClayFrame to support learners with foundation level students
The initial 5 week course is designed to “promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning”. More information about the course and the video trailer – which features our tutors, Adam Leeson, Tim Turner, and Dan Vaughan – can be found here or through the Twitter hashtag #FLble1.
It’s free to sign up and has some amazing case studies, ideas, and tips on how to use blended learning with your students. To date, nearly five thousand people have subscribed to the course for the first of its three runs. So sign up and join in!