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Blended Learning Weeks 4 & 5

Posted by LibeRaCe on December 11, 2015

Where to start? Well, with a planning hat on. Key message is to use technology solution in the area that you want most improvement, not just shoe horn it in for the sake of it….

Week 4

Curriculum planning, learner needs, teacher pedagogy (need to get myself one of those), assessment and feedback. What is the best fit and where will I use technology to its best advantage? Who are my learners and what are the learning outcomes I need/want them to achieve? These are questions I need to ask, even if I am just doing a parachute session for study skills! I had never heard of the ADDIE or DADDIE framework for creating courses and had been using OTARA without realising (as part of the scheme of learning we need to use to map our teaching sessions) In some ways I know more than I think and in other far less! Or maybe it’s just terminology? I did feel that I am putting a ¬†lot of the tips into action already with using Twitter, Linkedin and other platforms in my teaching sessions but I am sometimes unclear as to the how and why I do it – other than I know that it works ūüôā

Week 5 – and the last

The main message that has stayed with me from this week has been enabling learners to have a “belief in their own capacity to achieve”. They should be at the heart of everything we do and that blended learning can give the flexibility to enable those most at risk of exclusion to participate. It takes a department-wide agreed change to embed a blended learning approach – but there are small steps you can take for your individual courses and to suit your learners. Managing your own time as a tutor is just as important and must be included in your planning – how and when do you expect to be contacted and by what time must you reply?

This course really helped to me to see that the steps we have taken here towards blended learning have definitely been in the right direction. The ideas and questions posted by participants have been very helpful in vocalising the issues we have had, as well as highlighting things we never considered. The sharing of teaching ideas and resources has been excellent and we have kept a list open on shared Google Doc for staff here all doing the course to share and amend.

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Week 2-3

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 30, 2015

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“Digital betacam tape (6498599453)” by DRs Kulturarvsprojekt from Copenhagen, Danmark

 

A double up of our MOOC after a very busy couple of weeks where we are also helping out with blended learning case studies because of this course.

Week 2

What I was waiting for really – real time examples of blended learning and technology in actions. A relief that actually the things we had been trying with VLE’s , video conferencing, forums, social media and collaborative documents are all on the right track. But also a realisation that for some learners, espeically WBL, a VLE might not be the main solution. The use of apps like iObserve and Coach my video have given us great ideas and we have also started to support a QIF bid using screen capture to support off site learners and support others to create case studies based on this. Real like and online life collide!

 

Week 3

No so unfamiliar this one, with us using Moodle extensively with our learners of all levels. The tools we use within it now are great for supporting¬†self reflection, collaboration, independent learning as highlighted in the week 3 video. Thinking about the content though has made me realise that apart from forums and and wiki’s we need more student generated content to support learning. First idea is annotated diagrams created by a group of learners and then compare this to the pre-designed version I prepared for class. I also think audio feedback would be another element to include – either for us as tutors or learners in their reflective practice. I might also start to take time at the end of a teaching session to record a 1 minute summary as one of the case studies mentioned in their video.

 

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Digital Library (on paper)

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 9, 2013

Digital Library (on paper)

That’s the summer reading sorted! Watch out Library Foundation Degree and ICT in Libraries classes of 2013 ūüôā

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Over 300 Metropolitan Museum Publications now available on ATHENS

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 24, 2013

met museum of art

Over 300 MET Press titles are now available in full text online to College staff and students through your ATHENS account!

If you haven’t already opened an ATHENS account, call down to the library with your valid ID Card and ask one of your friendly librarians at the desk to help you sign up. Your ATHENS account also gives you access to 20 other online databases including ones covering newspapers, journal articles and e-book texts for your course.

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ICT in Libraries – Social Media Online Communication and Collaboration Units

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 25, 2013

Check out the interactive poster here - http://bit.ly/ZkQ4R4

Check out the interactive poster here – http://bit.ly/ZkQ4R4

Find out more about the Social Media Units of the Professional Development Award for ICT in Libraries qualification delivered by Coleg Llandrillo Library.

If you previously took part in the ICTL before these units were added, please GET IN TOUCH!

Find out what our previous learners said about the course…. ūüôā

 

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Foundation Degree Tweet-up!

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 14, 2013

Grwp Llandrillo Menai and Glyndwr University Love Twitter

Monday 18th February – Set your Twitter accounts to Stun!

Learners on the Library Foundation Degree courses in Grwp Llandrillo Menai and Glyndwr University are linking up for the whole week through Twitter Рsharing, advising, supporting and ultimately helping each group explore the possibilities of Social Media for collaboration and professional development.

Using the hashtag #FDLIB Glyndwr learners will be completing their ‘Group Work in a Week’ project to develop a marketing campaign for World Book Night. You can also follow contributions from @LlandrilloLib and @glynlib

This is hopefully the first of many Tweet-ups Library Foundation Degree course learners can take part in to link across the region and work collaboratively to see the benefits of Social Media for study, work and life! We’ll be keeping track of the conversation here and on Storify, so if you can’t access Twitter during work you can still contribute.

Good luck out there!

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THE 33 DIGITAL SKILLS EVERY 21ST CENTURY TEACHER SHOULD HAVE

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 31, 2012

Med Kharbach has compiled this excellent post of free digital tools that includes the following:

Audio Editing                                           Image

Video Tools

Blogs and Wikies

Social Bookmarking

Photo Editing Tools

Infographics

Internet Safety

Plagiarism Detector

Copyright Issues 

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Safer Internet Day – tomorrow 8th Feb 2011

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 7, 2011

Safer Internet Day

“Internet, it’s¬†more than¬†just a game – it’s your life”

Learn more about staying safe online, supporting digital life-skills and become web savvy by checking out –

InSafe the Safer Internet Day organisers

Safer Internet Day on Facebook

UK Safer Internet Centre

Race Online 2012

Twitter Safer Internet Safety Day updates and #SID2011

Beat Bullying Cyber-Mentors

 ECrime Wales Space Invaders!

our delicious.com be_safe_online bookmarks

Coleg Llandrillo Staff and students can also use the E-Safety resources crreated by Library staff on Moodle. Log-in and click on ‘cross college resources’ then click on the ‘e-safety’ link.

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Llandrillo Library and Intro Connect students win CyMAL Information Literacy Grant

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 20, 2011

¬†Coleg¬†Llandrillo Library staff with the help of the¬†Intro Connect¬†students have won a share in a recent¬†¬†CyMAL Information Literacy grant award! While the group didn’t win the separate overall student prize, the resources¬†created were well received¬†and their winning entry will help to support other¬†Intro Connect and ILS¬†groups throughout Wales.

The short screencast entitled ‘Think Before You Click’ was created during tutorial sessions with the students and their tutors¬†while discussing e-safety and web awareness. The students shared their ideas for the¬†slides,¬†gave feedback on the draft presentations and recorded their own voice-overs for the final edit. The screencast¬†is part of a wider bi-lingual resource package with powerpoint¬†slides, handouts and a short quiz. These are now also being used on the Llandrillo E-Safety pages for the college.

Information officer S√≠ona¬†Murray said ” the students were a fantastic group to work with, very enthusiastic and full of ideas. We had a great time recording the audio tracks and deciding on the slides. The class tutors were very supportive of the whole project from the start and very generously set aside class time to enable the students to get involved.”

For more information on the project and general e-safety activities for FE, please contact siona.murray@llandrillo.ac.uk or @Llandrillolib on Twitter!

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Anti-Bullying Week at Coleg Llandrillo

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2010

 

This week is Anti-Bullying Week nationwide – how are you involved?

Coleg Llandrillo ILS and IT@B students will be selling BeatBullying wristbands in the heartspace today Рget yours to support the cause. You can also get them at the Student Union shop on campus.

 Beat BullyingUK has started their Big March campaign Рjoin up to spead the word and get access to some great resources

 Cybermentors is a online support forum when young people can support others who are the victims of bullying

 

¬†Don’t forget – the College Student¬†Welfare team have specially trained mentors to help you if you are being bullied and also with any other concerns and challenges you might face during your time here.

**You can get more information on E-Safety and Fighting Cyberbullying on the College Moodle pages**

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