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Insight into Online delivery of functional skills

  1. 1. MichaelTerry, Online LiteracyTutor, Essex ACL; Lyn Lall (ILTAdvisor) InSight 2014: Online delivery of Functional skills03/06/2014
  2. 2. Overview of session Aim of pilot Target group Course design and Development Process Tips for learner engagement Impact Lessons learnt The future 2
  3. 3. What is you role? A. Functional skills tutor B. Curriculum manager C. Quality manager D. Learning support assistant E. Other 3
  4. 4. How are you delivering functional skills? A. Face to face only B. Blended delivery (f2f and online) C. Fully online 4
  5. 5. Aim of Pilot • Widen accessibility • Provide flexible delivery • Anytime anywhere learning • Improve retention, achievement and success rates Online delivery of Functional skills to: 5
  6. 6. Target group • Level 2 literacy • 25 learners 6
  7. 7. Initial Assessment and selection of learners At nearest ACL centre or online via ACL website Face to face to check learner eligibility • ICT skills, internet access Learner agreement completed E-mail login details and Moodle guide 7
  8. 8. Course Process Tutor marks work and uploads to Moodle with feedback Learner receives email notification and reviews marked work and feedback Learner can contact tutor for support and arrange a tutorial Tutor arranges for learner to take exam at convenient centre 8
  9. 9. The course today Successful pilot running for nearly 5 years 250 enrolled learners spread over Levels 1 and 2 in Literacy and Maths, and also Maths Entry 3 pilot E3 Literacy course begins this September Pass rate so far this year is 100% Literacy courses more popular than Maths 9
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  14. 14. Slideshare 14
  15. 15. 15 Moodle 2.7 has improvements for assignment submission types and online grading and feedback (see links provided with this webinar for more details)
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  17. 17. Use of Q and A forum, Book plugin 17
  18. 18. Important design considerations Course is not just a resource repository Tutor guidance is vital Build in opportunities for feedback • Generic feedback • Personalised feedback Exercises should be challenging Opportunity to learn from feedback and demonstrate improvement 18
  19. 19. Example of targeted exercise design  The following is an extract from an exercise about Subject/Verb agreement adapted from old NationalTest questions.The questions have been answered by a learner, and I have noted if the answer is correct or incorrect. 9. Either Robert or Duncan is/are coming tomorrow. (Correct) 10. None of the instructions you gave me is/are very useful! (Correct) 11.The StarTrek fans' convention is/are just down the road. (Incorrect) 12. It is important to understand that reading leaflets, books and newspapers is/are a very good way to practise! (Correct)  This looks like a solid 3 out of 4 correct. 19
  20. 20. Challenges and lessons learnt Learners must be self-motivated Difficult to get learners to submit writing Useful for learners to complete practice exams before they take the real thing. 20
  21. 21. Challenges and lessons learnt Importance of reliable technical infrastructure and support Clear course structure with effective linking between sections Effective course design for submission of work File naming 21
  22. 22. Challenges and lessons learnt Speaking and Listening (less suitable for online learning and support) Learners access to the appropriate technology Speaking and listening presentations have to be done in college 22
  23. 23. The future Update course so it is responsive to learner difficulties Entry 3 pilot 23
  24. 24. What tools, apps and resources are you using to support the delivery of functional skills? Either  Post your responses in the chat pane  Raise you hand if you would like to use your microphone to speak  or useTitanpad http://titanpad.com/funcskills 24
  25. 25. Activity Completion and tracking 25 Learner tracking of activities
  26. 26. Embed video 26
  27. 27. Use the Book plugin in Moodle 27
  28. 28. Create lessons using Blendspace 28
  29. 29. What’s next Last Insight webinar, today e-Assessment tools (3.15 – 4.00 pm) Next week Face to face workshops 10th June Oadby Campus, University of Leicester or 11th June Albert Hall, Nottingham On exit evaluation 29
  30. 30. Find out more… Lyn Lall ILTAdvisor Lynette.lall@rsc-em.ac.uk T: 01509 618116 http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/eastmidlands http://moodle.rsc-em.ac.uk/ http://moodle.rsc-em.ac.uk Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 30
  31. 31. Find out more… MichaelTerry Online Literacy tutor, Essex ACL mjtushgarak@gmail.com Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 31

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