E learning at Cardonald College for Study Visit in Poland


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E learning at Cardonald College for Study Visit in Poland

  1. 1. E-Learning at Cardonald College<br />Kenneth Park<br />
  2. 2. Cardonald College: Glasgow<br />
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  4. 4. Kenneth Park: Senior Lecturer (Travel & Tourism) Cardonald College<br />http://sites.google.com/site/kennyparkshomepage<br />
  5. 5. The College<br />We are the second largest Further Education College in Glasgow<br />Students range in age from 14 to 80<br />Approx 12,000 full and part-time students<br />Wide range of subjects – building, journalism, holistic therapies, jewellery, fashion, sports, social care, and all core skills<br />All levels of education, from Learning Support classes up to Higher National Diploma<br />
  6. 6. E-Learning Elements<br />College uses the Moodle VLE<br />3,000 enrolled users<br />400+ courses<br />Previously used Blackboard<br />College has a small e-learning unit, to support and train staff and produce some materials, and to explore e-learning options<br />Students have bookable access to 120 computers in Learning Resource Centre<br />In assessment centre online assessments can be undertaken<br />
  7. 7. E-Learning Unit<br />Comprises 3 staff<br />Support and train teaching staff in technology and pedagogy of ICT<br />Produce materials – high-end web materials, basic Moodle courses, Flashbooks, podcasts, online videos<br />Softwares used include: <br />Captivate 5<br />Horizon Wimba Create<br />Hot Potatoes<br />Camtasia<br />Sony Vegas<br />Audacity<br />Respondus<br />
  8. 8. The Motivate Project<br />College was a lead partner in Motivate a Leonardo small-partnership project with 4 other countries – Poland, Portugal, Germany & Romania<br />Motivate was a mobile-learning project<br />Project finished at end of June 2011 – has run for two years<br />College bid for a Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project for €300,000 to take forward work of Motivate. This has been unsuccessful<br />
  9. 9. Scottish Further Education Generally<br />Currently approximately 42 Further Education Colleges in Scotland (some mergers taking place)<br />All funding comes from Scottish Funding Council<br />Further Education sits between School and University, with emphasis on vocation education<br />However 25% of all degrees in Scotland take place in FE Colleges<br />
  10. 10. Some Aspects of ICT in Scotland<br />Many Colleges and Universities use the Moodle VLE, with Blackboard being the most common alternative<br />Most Scottish schools are linked by the GLOW network, a national intranet<br />Scotlands Colleges have a common repository for learning materials<br />There is a online assessment system SOLAR run by the main Scottish Qualification provider – SQA<br />Computer access in schools and colleges is generally good<br />
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