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eSkills
@ City College Norwich
Purpose

To increase students’ ICT
skills in order to break down
potential barriers to their
learning.
Format

Self-contained structured sessions
Completed with Learning Supervisors, lecturers, or independently
Can be complet...
Example

Bronze – Intro to Microsoft Office

Bronze Award
Bronze level: functional

Google Boot Camp
Microsoft Office
Introduction to Blackboard
Introduction to the Information Sto...
Silver: competent

Google Silver Award
Using Microsoft Word
Using Microsoft Publisher
Using Microsoft Excel
Using Microsof...
Gold: expert

Under construction, to include:
Advanced use of Office Programs
Google Gold Award
Plagiarism and referencing...
Marketing plan
Medium

Opportunities

Actions

Notes

Posters

C30, HE Learning Zone, Info Store, Corridors,
SU, SUL

Requ...
Outcomes

43 students working at Bronze level
44 students have gained their Bronze award

37 students working at Silver le...
Learnings

Most successful when approaching individual tutors
who then make repeated class bookings
An unexpected route of...
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Jisc RSC Eastern Learning Resources Managers forum March 2013 'eSkills: To increase students’ ICT skills in order to break down potential barriers to their learning'

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  • Background – dissolution of Study and Skills Centre for ICT support. Less teaching hours so lecturers have less time for extra support.
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    1. 1. eSkills @ City College Norwich
    2. 2. Purpose To increase students’ ICT skills in order to break down potential barriers to their learning.
    3. 3. Format Self-contained structured sessions Completed with Learning Supervisors, lecturers, or independently Can be completed as part of eSkills course Can be attended as ‘one-off’ sessions Bespoke sessions for specific queries.
    4. 4. Example Bronze – Intro to Microsoft Office Bronze Award
    5. 5. Bronze level: functional Google Boot Camp Microsoft Office Introduction to Blackboard Introduction to the Information Store Catalogue Introduction to Windows Using Information Store equipment
    6. 6. Silver: competent Google Silver Award Using Microsoft Word Using Microsoft Publisher Using Microsoft Excel Using Microsoft PowerPoint Uncovering eBooks
    7. 7. Gold: expert Under construction, to include: Advanced use of Office Programs Google Gold Award Plagiarism and referencing software Accessing and searching eJournals and databases Advanced eBooks (creating bookshelves, online annotating etc.)
    8. 8. Marketing plan Medium Opportunities Actions Notes Posters C30, HE Learning Zone, Info Store, Corridors, SU, SUL Request - SF > Print Room (RN) To include medal system/eILP awards/Kindle Giveaway/employability incentive Flyers Main Foyer, Info Store, C30, HE zone, SUL Request - SF > Print Room (RN) To include medal system/eILP awards/Kindle Giveaway/employability incentive Email HoS, PMs, Lecturers, all students, all staff Request all student/all staff email from New Media (RS, CB) Create email for Pms, HoS, Lecturers For staff - Highlight Ofsted 'ticks', Employability advantages, removal of learning barriers will help students engage. For Students - Highlight employability advantages, Kindle giveaway Face to Face Present at Curriculum meetings, Talk to students via GOATing/flyering in Main Foyer, Info Store, C30, HE zone Seek attendance to curriculum planning meetings via HoS PAs (Vivki Gallagher, Katia Bentley). Get flyers and GOAT Need to draw students into conversation (Kindle giveaway). Helping students in C30 main info store. Ask other Info Store staff to push eskills when helping students. Email lecturers specifically after helping students to make them aware of knowledge gaps that we can resolve. Social Media CCN/Info Store/SUL/SU FB pages, CCN/Info Store/SUL/SU Twitter, Info Store Blog Create copy - investigate and decide target market and design copy appropriately. Requests: CB/RS(CCN), BM/LM(SUL), JP/EP(SU) AS(Info Store) Primary audiences - HE access students (high repsonsibility for learning, likely to have lower IT skills, Entry level students, lecturers, invested FE students. Mature students. Staff Internal Announcements Bb poll, Bb announcment, Bb Banner ads Create copy - investigate and decide target Primary audiences - HE access students (high market and design copy appropriately. repsonsibility for learning, likely to have lower IT Requests: RS - Bb poll, CB - Bb announcements, skills, Entry level students, lecturers, invested FE Chris Boon - Banner ads. students. Mature students. Staff
    9. 9. Outcomes 43 students working at Bronze level 44 students have gained their Bronze award 37 students working at Silver level Students include Phoenix, Hair & Beauty and Performing Arts
    10. 10. Learnings Most successful when approaching individual tutors who then make repeated class bookings An unexpected route of access: when assisting students having ICT problems in the Library, asking for tutor details and contacting them directly Activities and handouts increase learner satisfaction and engagement
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