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Technology, Innovation and Success
Our approach @ City Lit
Brenda Foulds
Head of Staff Development
Simon Beard
Head of Lea...
City Lit
Support – the need
City Lit has approximately
1,000+ staff – number includes 900+ part time teachers
35,000 stude...
City Lit
City Lit Ideology
“You can’t learn a language in 2 hours per week”
–Provide support for learning outside the clas...
City Lit
Flexible approach from Staff Development
Induction – online version
Staff development moodle resource site
Online...
City Lit
Sharing best practice
http://youtu.be/ZRQwYJkjSRs
City Lit
Making it happen
Knowing where you want to get to
Teaching and learning strategy
Student experience strategy
Coll...
City Lit
E-Learning support : the solution
E-learning team (not IT support)
• Help - 7 days a week, 12
hours a day
• Techn...
City Lit
City Lit
Special requirements
Work with “Access to
Learning” to provide
technology to support users
with special needs.
• ...
City Lit
E-Inspiration : sharing best practice
http://mahara.citylit.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=MGSFQXh9cJmHlqUyn5zW
City Lit
Simon Beard
simon.beard@citylit.ac.uk
Brenda Foulds
brenda.foulds@citylit.ac.uk
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Brend Foulds and Simon Beard: Technology, Innovation and Success - Our approach at City Lit

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  1. 1. Technology, Innovation and Success Our approach @ City Lit Brenda Foulds Head of Staff Development Simon Beard Head of Learning Resources
  2. 2. City Lit Support – the need City Lit has approximately 1,000+ staff – number includes 900+ part time teachers 35,000 students 60,000 enrolments 4,000 courses 60 classrooms plus off-site 12 hours per day, 7 days a week, 50 weeks a year
  3. 3. City Lit City Lit Ideology “You can’t learn a language in 2 hours per week” –Provide support for learning outside the classroom “Where appropriate” – It may not be appropriate or necessary to use technology for all parts of all subjects – Technology appropriate to class, we do not insist on use of specific systems “Technology cannot make a poor teacher good, but it can make a good teacher excellent” –Use of technology should not be seen as a box ticking exercise, but part of on-going improvements to teaching
  4. 4. City Lit Flexible approach from Staff Development Induction – online version Staff development moodle resource site Online Toolkit for teachers Blended PTLLS Online Equality & Diversity course for teachers Online Equality & Diversity course for support staff Online Moodle training course Training – dedicated Sharing best practice day
  5. 5. City Lit Sharing best practice http://youtu.be/ZRQwYJkjSRs
  6. 6. City Lit Making it happen Knowing where you want to get to Teaching and learning strategy Student experience strategy Collaboration Practice what you preach
  7. 7. City Lit E-Learning support : the solution E-learning team (not IT support) • Help - 7 days a week, 12 hours a day • Technological and pedagogical advice – in person, telephone, email • Staff development • One 2 one • Workshop • Online • Student support – in person, telephone, email • Investigate new technology
  8. 8. City Lit
  9. 9. City Lit Special requirements Work with “Access to Learning” to provide technology to support users with special needs. • Adaptive hardware • Accessibility software • Adapted content
  10. 10. City Lit E-Inspiration : sharing best practice http://mahara.citylit.ac.uk/view/view.php?t=MGSFQXh9cJmHlqUyn5zW
  11. 11. City Lit Simon Beard simon.beard@citylit.ac.uk Brenda Foulds brenda.foulds@citylit.ac.uk
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