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EPICT not EPIC! How eLearning CPD can be integrated with teaching and learning.



Lee Bryant

Lee Bryant
eLearning Training Manager



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  • 1. Lee BryanteLearning Training Managerlee.bryant@cityofbristol.ac.uk0117 3125184
  • 2. What are the main barriers toeLearning Staff Development?TimeLack of support from ManagementLack of resourcesTeaching staff dont see value orneedLack of personal rewardApathyStubbornness AKA Sheer BloodyMindednessFearSHOUTNOW!!20 seconds!TIME’SUP!!!
  • 3. What is EPICT?EPICT is a NVQ style programme which usespractical evidenceThis is not a sit-down-and-listen-while-I-tell-you-about- problem-based-learning-and-active-involvement-of-the-students.-Then-go-home-and-do-exactly-what-you-have-always-done kind of course.We want EPICT to have an impact!EPICT differs from ICT qualifications staff may have worked towards in the past(such as ECDL) in that it is directed specifically towards ICT in teaching andlearning.It does not involve learning technologies that the teacher, will never need. Putsimply if the teacher uses technology as a part of teaching and learning, haslesson plans and reflects on their lessons then they have the materials in placefor EPICT modules.
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  • 6. EPICT is modular and based on threelevelsLevels are based on number ofmodules achieved not difficulty.Although most staff will have tolearn new skills to achieve Silver orGoldOnce enrolled you have two years toachieve GoldAThe A-D of
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  • 8. Compulsory ModulesA - Locating and incorporating online resourcesB - Creating learning materialsC - Electronic communication and collaborationD - ICT and strategic innovationP - E-Safety awarenessOptional ModulesE - ICT and SENF - Effective use of VLEsG - E-AssessmentH - Presentation technology, interactivewhiteboards and interactivityI - Literacy and ICTJ - Numeracy and ICTK - Creativity and ICTL - Publishing on the WebM - Digital imagesN - Spreadsheet modelsO - Games and edutainmentBThe A-D of
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  • 10. 8 modules in total(4 compulsory modules)BRONZE - 3 modules(including 1 compulsory module)SILVER - 3 additional modules(including 2 compulsory modules)CThe A-D of
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  • 12. 3 Easy steps toEPICT Submissions1 Plan a session2 Deliver a session3 Reflect on the sessionWait minute dont teachers do that all the time?Sessions from up to two years ago can be used!One session can be used for more than one module!Submissions should be 750 - 1000 words long.(This includes the session plan)DThe A-D of
  • 13. &EPICT = eLearning CPDeLearning CPD = EPICTThe Story So Far….Then …March 2010 Now…May 2013Enrolments – 62 Enrolments – 527Bronze – 4 Bronze – 249Silver - 92Gold - 71Silver - 1Gold - 1
  • 14. Sad Ending/Happy Ending?SadComing to terms withassessment was difficultprocessSlow progress – lack of GoldachievementLack of engagement“Winging it” – getting by onpast experience withoutdevelopmentPoor OFSTED resultHappyTeam now fully trained assessors. Managernow trained Moderator and qualityprocedures in place.Over half staff enrolled and half of thosehave achieved a level, so strong foundationto move forward.New management structure. Newmanagers have to achieve EPICT Bronze.Staff who have grown during EPICT.Tougher approach next year.Every example of good Teaching practicemade reference to the use of technology.