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1 E-Learning at Cardonald College
John Edmonstone

2 Cardonald College: Glasgow


4 John Edmonstone: E-Learning Manager Cardonald College

5 The College We are the second largest Further Education College in Glasgow Students range in age from 14 to 80 Approx 12,000 full and part-time students Wide range of subjects – building, journalism, holistic therapies, jewellery, fashion, sports, social care, and all core skills All levels of education, from Learning Support classes up to Higher National Diploma

6 E-Learning Elements College uses the Moodle VLE
3,000 enrolled users 400+ courses Previously used Blackboard College has a small e-learning unit, to support and train staff and produce some materials, and to explore e-learning options Students have bookable access to 120 computers in Learning Resource Centre In assessment centre online assessments can be undertaken

7 E-Learning Unit Comprises 3 staff
Support and train teaching staff in technology and pedagogy of ICT Produce materials – high-end web materials, basic Moodle courses, Flashbooks, podcasts, online videos Softwares used include: Captivate 5 Horizon Wimba Create Xertes Camtasia Sony Vegas Audacity Respondus

8 The Motivate Project College is currently lead partner in Motivate a Leonardo small-partnership project with 4 other countries – Poland, Portugal, Germany & Romania Motivate is a mobile-learning project Project finishes at end of June – has run for two years College has bid for a Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project for €300,000 to take forward work of Motivate

9 Scottish Further Education Generally
Currently approximately 42 Further Education Colleges in Scotland (some mergers taking place) All funding comes from Scottish Funding Council Further Education sits between School and University, with emphasis on vocation education However 25% of all degrees in Scotland take place in FE Colleges

10 Some Aspects of ICT in Scotland
Many Colleges and Universities use the Moodle VLE, with Blackboard being the most common alternative Most Scottish schools are linked by the GLOW network, a national intranet Scotlands Colleges have a common repository for learning materials There is a online assessment system SOLAR run by the main Scottish Qualification provider – SQA Computer access in schools and colleges is generally good

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