e-Factor
The next steps - supporting
progression
Project context:
• Emphasis on the development of e-
learning
• Independent Learning Zone in LRC
already supporting online...
Established delivery in i-learn zone:
Support for staff
Support for staff
Support for staff
Support for staff
A key factor in supporting motivation is to focus on the
outcome of any learning…….. a job or further study
Along-side a major strategy around employability and
progression, learning packs were developed which
could support learne...
Mapped to a qualification (OCN), can stand alone as
self-directed resources or be assessed to achieve a
qualification.
Keeping employability &
progression high on the agenda
Access to all
“Open” courses, with an option
for a qualification for any eligible
student
Learning
journals &
support forums
Linked to
established
support
forums etc.
Opportunities
for students to
discuss work &
provide peer
support
Interactive
multimedia
Tracking & Assessment
Tracking & Assessment
Tracking & Assessment
Motivation to do
well in their
studies
Time for directed self
study
Job clubCollaborative working
LRC workshops
Employability
Research Skills
• An identified skills need
• Complementary delivery alongside
tailored sessions
• Integral to their vocational learning a...
• Reviewed study skills collection, current
learning materials – including hand outs
etc.
• Considered how to present the
...
Clear learning outcomes
Clear learning outcomes
Broken down into a manageable
bite-sized structure
Reviewed lots of videos & images
Tells a story
Resources had to be relevant and
succinct
Made it fun & memorable to
help the information to be
retained
Glossary / thesaurus
Learning was assessed using
a variety of interactive activities
Learner feedback
Possible next steps………………
• Research skills to form part of HE Tutorial
• Employability & Research packs as part
of progra...
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
West Thames College:  Supporting Progression
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West Thames College: Supporting Progression

  1. 1. e-Factor The next steps - supporting progression
  2. 2. Project context: • Emphasis on the development of e- learning • Independent Learning Zone in LRC already supporting online delivery • New strategy for employability & progression
  3. 3. Established delivery in i-learn zone:
  4. 4. Support for staff
  5. 5. Support for staff
  6. 6. Support for staff
  7. 7. Support for staff
  8. 8. A key factor in supporting motivation is to focus on the outcome of any learning…….. a job or further study
  9. 9. Along-side a major strategy around employability and progression, learning packs were developed which could support learners with their next steps.
  10. 10. Mapped to a qualification (OCN), can stand alone as self-directed resources or be assessed to achieve a qualification.
  11. 11. Keeping employability & progression high on the agenda
  12. 12. Access to all
  13. 13. “Open” courses, with an option for a qualification for any eligible student Learning journals & support forums
  14. 14. Linked to established support forums etc.
  15. 15. Opportunities for students to discuss work & provide peer support
  16. 16. Interactive multimedia
  17. 17. Tracking & Assessment
  18. 18. Tracking & Assessment
  19. 19. Tracking & Assessment
  20. 20. Motivation to do well in their studies Time for directed self study Job clubCollaborative working LRC workshops
  21. 21. Employability
  22. 22. Research Skills
  23. 23. • An identified skills need • Complementary delivery alongside tailored sessions • Integral to their vocational learning and achievement • Linked to face-to-face support via workshops , forums etc. • Sessions facilitated • Open and flexible – just in time learning • Available for students and staff
  24. 24. • Reviewed study skills collection, current learning materials – including hand outs etc. • Considered how to present the information (normally the explanation and meaning made in face-to-face sessions) • Thought about pitch and tone
  25. 25. Clear learning outcomes
  26. 26. Clear learning outcomes Broken down into a manageable bite-sized structure
  27. 27. Reviewed lots of videos & images
  28. 28. Tells a story
  29. 29. Resources had to be relevant and succinct
  30. 30. Made it fun & memorable to help the information to be retained
  31. 31. Glossary / thesaurus
  32. 32. Learning was assessed using a variety of interactive activities
  33. 33. Learner feedback
  34. 34. Possible next steps……………… • Research skills to form part of HE Tutorial • Employability & Research packs as part of programmes of study • Enterprise course (with embedded functional skills?) • Summer courses

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