Aberdeen College Overview


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  • Over 30,000 separate enrolments last year. FTE of 8500.Aberdeenshire has a population of 245,000 but this is spread over an area which covers almost 10% of Scotland. Population density of 39 per square kilometreAberdeen City has a population of 213,810 On the whole more affluent than much of the rest of Scotland but there are areas in the city which suffer multiple deprivation.
  • Aberdeenshire is a rural area , where farming, tourism and fishing are the most important industries.However, a significant proportion of the county’s workers commute to Aberdeen City.Aberdeen is at the heart of the UK Oil industry.
  • Aberdeen College Overview

    1. 1. Phil RichardsLearning Technologies Manager
    2. 2. Aberdeen CollegeAn Overview for theDIGIT Class Project October 2011Phil RichardsLearning Technologies Manager
    3. 3. Bon dia / Buenos días Guten Morgen Good morning Günaydın God morgon God morgon Thanks to Google Translate! Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    4. 4. Facts and Figures• Aberdeen Further Education College is one of the largest in Scotland• Large area served geographically – Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City• Scotland has a population of 5,194,000• Aberdeenshire - 245,000• Aberdeen City - 213,810 Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    5. 5. Phil RichardsLearning Technologies Manager
    6. 6. What We Offer• Wide variety of activity• Courses from SCQF Access level to Higher National Diploma• Close connections with local schools• Articulation agreements with universities• Separate oil and gas training company - ASET Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    7. 7. Our Centres Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    8. 8. Funding• Like the rest of Europe, the Scottish government is cutting funding• Anticipated real terms cut of 40% over next four years• Priority groups attract funding – skills training and 16-24 year olds• Federation with neighbouring college Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    9. 9. Using ICT – Whole College Approach• ICT is embedded in the college• Many business processes online – more efficient and sustainable - paperless• Robust and extensive wireless network• Beacon Awards – UK wide: – 2008 Creative production, adaptation and delivery of learning resources – 2009 e-enabling Organisational Development Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    10. 10. A Managed Learning EnvironmentThe most importantprocess – the faceto face interactionbetween students Teaching Staff Timetabling Systemand teaching staff StudentNet Portal Students Blackboard Learning System (VLE) Student Records System Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    11. 11. Aberdeen College VLE Video Server Elearning Resources StudentNet AssessmentQuestion Mark Perception Content Management System Blackboard Learning System Turnitin Plagiarism / Referencing Voice Tools / Virtual Classroom Blogs / Wikis Mobile Learning Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager
    12. 12. Any Questions / Comments? Image from Flickr Click here for original Phil Richards Learning Technologies Manager