eResources on the Menu - recipes for success


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Anthony Beal & Eleanor Johnston
Wigan and Leigh College
Thursday 13 May 2010

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  • Eleanor Vocational Further Education College 2,000 FT 15,000 PT New Build
  • Eleanor Building a difference – talk about the vision!!! New way of teaching and learning Explain how integration of study skills, and information literacy is even more important than ever in this new model of learning and academic support.
  • Anthony What is Springboard? Explain how Springboard came about and that tutors wanted to book a ‘Springboard’ as they were not overly concerned in breaking study skills down. We ended up with a package of: Academic writing Information search and retrieval, using e-journals Harvard referencing What tutors asked for is ‘Essay writing, using resources and referencing’. We developed Springboard in response to tutor demand, but also tucked our own e-resources agenda (information literacy by the back door) This became really popular. Staff and students saw results and confidence straight away. Springboard had become a college wide brand. Initially developed for HE students, but then soon adapted for level 3 students. Just add a different filling! A totally flexible delivery One to one (always offered but now branded) Small groups Tutor requested Student requested
  • Anthony This is what we teach Academic writing Referencing Research skills Reflective learning
  • Anthony In brief. How do we do this e-resources delivery: Facilitated Limited talking at the group Discussion Activities Group work Newspaper headlines
  • Anthony How to IV From conversation to theory to practical: Talk, learn, show, do How III The style of the lesson Start with guided conversation to draw out the needs of the group (e.g. Martin Luther King web site., Discussion Activities Group work Newspaper headlines
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  • Eleanor Overcoming barriers – how to teach and get students to learn?
  • Eleanor Not picked on one publisher but all the databases we use are too sophisticated for many of our learners.
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  • Eleanor What has been the impact of the unique way in which we promote and market e-journals and e-resources
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  • Childcare courses Sports courses Ice Breakers Incentive Student competitions
  • Eleanor This is an example of the use of the voting kit
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  • eResources on the Menu - recipes for success

    1. 1. Anthony Beal Eleanor Johnston Thursday 13th May 2010 Wigan and Leigh College © Mshades - Licenced under Creative Commons
    2. 2. Outline of today’s session • College context • Info literacy programme • Barriers and challenges • Examples of new technologies • Successes • The future
    3. 3. © West Cheshire College
    4. 4. © West Cheshire College
    5. 5. © West Cheshire College Springboard
    6. 6. Academic Writing Referencing ©University of Glasgow. Licensor © Gerry McCann. Licensor Reflective Learning © Djwhelan Research Skills © Pollyalida Licenced Licenced under Creative Commons under Creative Commons
    7. 7. © rofltosh - Licenced under Creative Commons
    8. 8. Discuss Learn Show Do © katyscrapbooklady Licenced under Creative Commons
    9. 9. © West Cheshire College
    10. 10. © Andy Roberts, - Licenced under Creative Commons
    11. 11. Now overcome barriers to use of online journals in FE EBSCO, Emerald and InfoTrac are wonderful resources BUT can be too academic for some users We need an interface that is more level appropriate Vocational journals that are categorised by the vocational subject taught in FE With more colour and “pictures on the cover”
    12. 12. Intered - getting plenty of use by both students and staff 272 full text retrievals in March alone The trend is that access is going up month on month 4 times the use of InfoTrac Every journal/magazine has had some use with Early Years Educator (EYE) having the most Second in popularity is Practical Pre-School
    13. 13. Public domain 'Lopez Portillo Carter review'
    14. 14. ©James Gardiner. Licensor
    15. 15. Challenges New developments “every day” New resources New learning methods and technologies to support learning Dynamic content and flexible delivery
    16. 16. Ebrary
    17. 17. Twitter
    18. 18. Online art exhibition
    19. 19. Lumens Visualiser •Nail Art Demonstrations •Microscope fitting •Still capture •Video capture
    20. 20. Voting kit
    21. 21. Office Live
    22. 22. When adopting new technologies • Test the service/equipment with students & staff • If possible borrow equipment /ask for free trial • Ask tutors to submit a lesson plan for equipment • Work alongside tutors to develop workshops • Use potential new databases with students in information literacy workshops • Encourage LR staff to have a go
    23. 23. Adopted too early Pocket Cinema V10
    24. 24. The future • Information strategy and standards • Level 3 programme • e-resources distributed on generic podcasts • Pilot use of i-touches supplied by Learning Resources for workshops and proactive dissemination • e-book readers • Customising ebrary • The cloud (now Windows Live / Office Live)
    25. 25. Anthony Beal 01244 670340 skype: anthony.beal Twitter: @redsontour / @wcclrc Eleanor Johnston With thanks to: Dermot Ryan & Leo Appleton