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Know IT -Learning@Work Seminar 15May08

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Know IT -Learning@Work Seminar 15May08

  1. 1. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Know IT Making computers part of your life Abi Reynolds Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching, National College of Ireland Learning at Work Seminar 15 May 2008
  2. 2. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Know IT Is an innovative blended learning course for basic computer skills It encourage learners in the workplace to take their first steps in learning about computers Is delivered by National College of Ireland in strategic partnership with FÁS
  3. 3. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching The need for Know IT National skills strategy: Need for ‘actions to address deficit in basic skills such as literacy, numeracy and the use of technology’ National Workplace Strategy: Innovation and change are critical to Ireland’s ongoing transition to a more dynamic, highly skilled and knowledge-based economy Lifelong Learning: Access to benefits of new technologies, equal opportunity
  4. 4. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching The Know IT Learners No experience of ICT Late adopters of technology Do not see relevance Fear and resistance
  5. 5. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching The Know IT Learners No experience of ICT But may be highly experienced in other areas Late adopters of technology Now feel left behind Do not see relevance But are uneasy as digital world invades Fear and resistance Learning is a challenge
  6. 6. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Know IT Programme Structure Computer Using Using Using Basics the Web e-mail Word
  7. 7. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching The Know IT Blend E-tutor Journal Software PREP & Tutorial
  8. 8. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Know IT Assessment FETAC BF0133 Computer Literacy Foundation Level 3 1 Credit Task based – carry out three assignments; word document, e-mail and find information on the Internet Qualification and recognition
  9. 9. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Where we are today 1165 Learners – variety of companies Dublin & Rep.of Ireland Age 2% 8% 2% Learners – Even gender split, 18-22 23-40 majority are Irish, 60% over 36% 41-60 41yrs 61+ 52% Not Specif ied Top 3 Occupations – 1. Shop assistants. 2.Factory workers. 3. Managers
  10. 10. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Feedback from Know IT ‘I found the tutor support at the beginning of the course very helpful and the CD was interesting and easy to follow. I am now looking at buying a laptop so I can email my friends and family from my home’ Liz, Learner -53, Shop Assistant ‘Many of my colleagues have not been involved in formal education for more than 30 years and the great thing about this Programme was how easy it was for them to re-engage with learning.’ Jerry, HR Manager, Retail Outlet It lacks sufficient tutorials, John, Machine Operator
  11. 11. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Learning from Know IT The importance of the Blend: Flexible yet supported. Software exciting & engaging. Tutorials important – PREP session Recruitment: Challenge, Mix of marketing strategies works well; majority from workplace. Two stage approach in companies. Personal contacts & PREP Motivation: Adults learn what is relevant to them (Readiness to Learn). Practical tasks; e-mail good example. Positive role models. Maintain motivation
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