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This presentation created by Margaret McKay of the JISC RSC Scotland SW was delivered as part of the Scotland's Colleges Resources day for staff supporting learners with profound and complex needs.

This presentation created by Margaret McKay of the JISC RSC Scotland SW was delivered as part of the Scotland's Colleges Resources day for staff supporting learners with profound and complex needs.

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  • Kickstart - It was designed to provide specialist training or assistance to enable new uses for ILT and e-learning to get under way swifty Innovation funding - In 2004, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) allocated funding for a programme of developments to improve the experience and use of Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) in Specialist Colleges, and to encourage the sharing of the expertise with students built up in the sector. Excellence Gateway - In 2004, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) allocated funding for a programme of developments to improve the experience and use of Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) in Specialist Colleges, and to encourage the sharing of the expertise with students built up in the sector. Molenet - The MoLeNET initiative funded and supporte by learnaing and skills network d 104 projects involving approximately 40,000 learners and over 7,000 staff, in the 3 years 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10
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  • Many phones have the QR code software built in; others may require a third party download to install. The software can be downloaded - for example a popular, free Kaywa QR code reader can be found at http://reader.kaywa.com/ , or http://quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/download.asp . For a step-by-step guide see the video clip on creating and using QR codes . One of the key issues in using QR codes successfully is the quality of the phone's camera. Low resolution cameras (less than three megapixels) are unlikely to be able to resolve the QR code reliably. Accessibility commentary This technology is not suitable for blind learners, however there could be advantages for: Learners with milder visual impairments who could have content transmitted via the code to their mobile device, where they can access it in a way that suits them. Learners with dyslexia, or those who have physical difficulties writing notes. Learners with cognitive impairments, who could have links to supporting audio clips or have context sensitive information read to them on speech enabled phones.
  • Quick Response (or QR) codes are 2-dimensional barcodes capable of encoding significantly more data than a 1-dimensional barcode. They can be read by most phones equipped with a camera. QR codes can contain Plain text, up to 250 characters. SMS messages Web links QR codes link the real world to the virtual world. Posters, displays, Microsoft ® PowerPoint slides, artefacts and even buildings or trees can have printed QR codes placed on them. Learners can use their mobile phone camera to take a picture of the QR code, which is then interpreted virtually instantly - this has the advantage of transferring data accurately and easily from print (e.g. a wall poster) or electronic presentation (e.g. a PowerPoint presentation projected in a classroom or lecture room) onto the learner's own device. Key benefits of QR codes are that they Eliminate transcription errors (especially useful for URLs) Work on standard phones
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Using Technology Resources to Support Learners with Complex and Profound Needs Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How Did You Do That?
    • Using technology to support learning and teaching
  • 2. Examples of Practice across the UK
    • From Supported Learning Programme Staff in Scottish FE Colleges
    • Independent Specialist Colleges in England/Wales – KickStart and Innovation initiatives
    • From Excellence Gateway
    • From Moleshare (using mobile technology)
  • 3. Stephen Shellard, Lecturer for Supported Learning Programmes at Dumfries and Galloway College has been using free and portable technologies that feature on the EduApps suite. Stephen introduces some of the applications, discussing and demonstrating how he uses them in practice with his students. http://bit.ly/fInskK
  • 4. http://bit.ly/fInskK
  • 5. John Archibald, Support for Learning Tutor at Cardonald College has been working with Web2 tools to develop literacy, communication and research skills. With his students he has created a Blog as an alternative to more traditional newsletters. John describes how he did this. Follow this link to l isten to John or http://bit.ly/g7wneq
  • 6.
    • Melanie demonstrates
    • how she uses DSpeech
    • to listen to her work,
    • in particular as a method of proofreading before
    • submitting work.
    • This helps because as an auditory learner it is easier
    • to identify and correct work
    • she needs rectify.
    • http://bit.ly/jkRxl3
    • Balabolka and Orato are two other free and portable resources from:
    • www.eduapps.org
  • 7. Comic Life
    • Glasgow School of Art library service use Comic Life to make their services more accessible to students.
    • This resource might be a useful tool to use with learners.
    • Find out more about how
    • library staff went about this
  • 8. Cumbernauld College have been using Logitech Webcams in their supported learning courses. Linda Aitcheson who is a supported Learning Lecturer and Colleen Hurran who is the Learning and Teaching Technologist discuss how they have been used and benefits for different student groups. http://bit.ly/iWiOKg
  • 9. Oakwood Court College wanted to improve the communication and interaction of its students through the use of technology. The biggest challenge was to try and find a way of enabling some of its students with very specific learning needs to talk and communicate with staff and their families. Brynmor , who has autism found it difficult to speak without using a keyboard & verbal prompting from staff. http://bit.ly/8YXSbv
  • 10. Celeste , who is diagnosed with selective mutism and chose not to speak. The primary aim was to investigate whether technology could help to improve the way students communicate and interact with staff, parents and friends. http://bit.ly/8YXSbv
  • 11. Xbox Adventures @ Cumbernauld
    • Students from supported programmes have enjoyed playing Xbox Adventures – which includes little adventures in the jungle, mountains, etc. and also Yoostar (in the movies) where the Kinect sucks you into movie clips and you act alongside famous actors. Your lines come up like a karaoke – only a small percentage of the students could read fast enough to say them on time, but they enjoyed doing the actions (Superman, Terminator, etc.)
    • http://bit.ly/m75Ebv
  • 12.
    • The e-Portfolio system Mahara has been introduced to the Supported Learning Programmes at Barony College to enable student
    • self-evaluation and reflection.
    • http://bit.ly/jH8VRk
    e-Portfolios @ Barony College
  • 13.
    • The project issued all 'Arts Award' vocational studies learners with a solid state video recorder for evidence gathering purposes, this can be kept by the learner at all times and taken to all sessions. An enhanced video download, editing and storage facility has been provided to process the video that is taken.
    • http://bit.ly/jkKs7h
  • 14. In-Folio
    • Supported by JISC TechDis,
    • In-Folio is a uniquely accessible
    • Open Source e-Portfolio that
    • enables learners with disabilities
    • or learning difficulties, to
    • store and arrange multimedia
    • content intosimple
    • online pages, record progress, demonstrate support needs or
    • share valuable information
    • during transition
    • Look out for trials coming soon in Scottish Colleges!
    • Find out more
    • In-Folio Blog
    • A walk through of Lee’s portfolio
    • Case Study: Henshaws College
    In-Folio
  • 15. QR Codes
    • Now and then you might come across QR codes on a poster or advert. These look like abstract cubist art but actually contain information, web links or other content. To access them you need a mobile phone with a built in camera and the free QR reader download. With improving resolutions on mobile phone cameras, QR codes could become significant in a short time.
    QR code linking to the Wikipedia page on QR Code
  • 16. With the College moving into a new campus, the learning resources induction was a challenge to both staff and learners. Staff were very much learning about their new environment and had to impart this information to learners through induction. We chose to experiment with QR codes for information dissemination to make the induction evaluation process more interactive, and improve data collection efficiency. http://bit.ly/eV7jCb
  • 17. Independent Travel Learners at the National Star College often have difficulty getting around by bus if they can’t read and can’t remember very well (number of the right bus, number of stops to travel etc)
  • 18. QR Codes The College puts travel help information in the form of QR codes onto relevant bus stops in town. This QR code says ‘ ask for Hatherley Rd stop, cost of fare £1.30, this is 3 stops away’.
  • 19.
    • QR Code Generator - http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
    • Find our more about QR codes in education from Carol Walker JISC RSC Scotland North & East. http://bit.ly/lpI1MW
    • More information about QR Codes and how to create a QR code which will link to a website. http://bit.ly/jxivvR
  • 20.
    • Creating animated gifs (graphic images)
    • along by using a free tool called
    • UnfreeZ and PowerPoint to
    • promote independent living skills e.g.
        • Timetables
        • Travel training
        • Health and Safety
        • Sequences
        • and, don’t forget…. FUN!
  • 21. Step by step process Link to PDF document PowerPoint slides with step by step process PowerPoint slides with step by step process Link to website with more information Link to website
  • 22. Xerte
    • http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560
  • 23. RSC SW Scotland Case Studies
    • Follow this link to view case studies from colleges across S & W of Scotland
    • http://bit.ly/5RRNw6
    • and
    • http://bit.ly/hHesjJ
  • 24. Excellence Gateway
    • www.excellencegateway.org.uk/
  • 25. Moleshare: Sharing good practice
    • MoLeSHARE is a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning.
    • http://www.moleshare.org.uk/
  • 26. Excellence in Inclusivity
    • What are others doing?
    • Select c ase studies by learner need, technology used or name of institution
    • http://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk /
  • 27. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
    • http://studentswithlearningdifficulties.blogspot.com /
  • 28. Over to you
    • Q1: Do you have any interesting examples where you or your colleagues have used technology in interesting or innovative ways to support learners?
    • OR
    • Q2: Have you seen any interesting uses of technology to support learners over the last academic year that others might be interested in hearing about?