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   Serve more than 400,000 learners   Employ 20,000 staff   Deliver 22% higher education activity   Engage with 10,000...
The essential drivers of the curriculum are:•   Student demands for choice and    progression•   Employers’ requirements f...
   Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)   Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework    (SCQF)
   Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education   Scottish Qualifications Authority   Colleges       - high quality learning...
   Every £1 invested produces a return of    £3.20 to the economy   Over 80% of students gain awards or    progress to t...
   Workforce development training and    accreditation for international corporate    clients   Learning and training pr...
   Scotland’s Colleges exists to support, represent    and promote the Scottish college sector.   Through our work we:  ...
   Through national projects    ◦ Curriculum for Excellence    ◦ National Qualifications   Supporting practitioners in d...
   I can approach familiar and new situations with    confidence when selecting and using appropriate    software to solv...
Revolution doesn’t happen when societyadopts new technologies – it happens whensociety adopts new behaviour.Clay Shirky
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Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges
Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges
Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges
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Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges

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Gerry Dougan (Scotland’s Colleges) then provided an overview of his organisation’s input to mostly strategic initiatives to support the development of Information Technology (IT) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services within Scotland’s Further Education Sector.

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Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges

  1. 1.  Serve more than 400,000 learners Employ 20,000 staff Deliver 22% higher education activity Engage with 10,000 businesses 5,358 international students from over 100 countries (2,725 from outside EU) Total sector income = €1.2 billion
  2. 2. The essential drivers of the curriculum are:• Student demands for choice and progression• Employers’ requirements for skills and enterprise• Society’s needs for employability and social inclusion.
  3. 3.  Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  4. 4.  Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education Scottish Qualifications Authority Colleges - high quality learning experiences - learner engagement - quality culture
  5. 5.  Every £1 invested produces a return of £3.20 to the economy Over 80% of students gain awards or progress to the next year of study 76% of employers believe that college graduates are well prepared for work 26% of employers use colleges for off-the- job staff training.
  6. 6.  Workforce development training and accreditation for international corporate clients Learning and training programmes for international students in Scotland Development projects and programmes in partnership with international development agencies
  7. 7.  Scotland’s Colleges exists to support, represent and promote the Scottish college sector. Through our work we: - seek to prepare and assist the sector deliver its vital contribution to the economic and social needs of Scotland - serve the ambitions of Scotlands learners and the demands of Scotlands employers - enhance the sectors national and international reputation.
  8. 8.  Through national projects ◦ Curriculum for Excellence ◦ National Qualifications Supporting practitioners in developing learning and teaching strategies ICT Community of Practice Subject Networks – technology strand Repository – sharing etc. ◦ Copyright / IPR advice and guidance Web 2.0 Webinars
  9. 9.  I can approach familiar and new situations with confidence when selecting and using appropriate software to solve increasingly complex problems or issues. I can use ICT effectively in different learning contexts across the curriculum to access, select and present relevant information in a range of tasks. Throughout my learning, I can make effective use of a computer system to process and organise information.
  10. 10. Revolution doesn’t happen when societyadopts new technologies – it happens whensociety adopts new behaviour.Clay Shirky
  11. 11. Thank You

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