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BDC_CoP_271119 - the west highland way

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A presentation from West Highland College, UHI, delivered at the Jisc Building digital capability community of practice event, 27th November 2019.

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BDC_CoP_271119 - the west highland way

  1. 1. the west highland wayCreated by Fiona Grant, Director of Academic Affairs | m 07485072485 | t @FJG_Skye
  2. 2. Population Area 40 K Fort William 10.5K Portree 2.4K Gairloch 740 Kilchoan 150 West Highland College UHI - Fort William
  3. 3. Kilchoan Kinlochleven Strontian Ullapool Fort William Mallaig Auchtertyre Broadford Portree Gairloch 1 hour 45
  4. 4. Land mass area 3,400 miles (half the size of Wales) + Coastline of 870 miles (> LE-JOG Lands End-John O'groats)
  5. 5. West Highland College UHI Percentage growth in five years Enrolments 60% Funding HE 486% Funding FE 74%
  6. 6. Full Time FE 11/12 15/16 18/19 WHC attainment rate 61.20% 75.90% 71.8% National attainment rate 63.50% 65.50% 66.0% Full Time FE 16/17 17/18 18/19 Overall FT student satisfaction (SFC national survey) 97% 100% 96%
  7. 7. Subjects range from: early education, computing, digital media, social care, administration, business tourism, Access to HE Highers and National 5 in psychology, sociology, maths, English and environmental science. Through our virtual schools Foundation Apprenticeship in Digital Media and Computing
  8. 8. The YouTube generation The benefits of harnessing YouTube for social learning. Teachers and students should take advantage of YouTube whilst also acknowledging the issues technologies rated very important or important in learning and teaching
  9. 9. YouTube popularity ► 5bn videos watched daily ► 1bn mobile views daily ► 2nd most visited website (Grey 2019) Vygotsky (1978) believed that learning with others is fundamental in cognitive development. YouTube advantages “gold dust” for teachers (Wheeler 2012) …… ► extensive topics ► time saver, ease of use ► before/during/after class (Antonio and Tuffley 2015, Orus et al. 2016, Wheeler 2015:146)
  10. 10. Introducing JISC to staff
  11. 11. the west highland way

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