4 John Edmonstone: E-Learning Manager Cardonald College
5 The CollegeWe are the second largest Further Education College in GlasgowStudents range in age from 14 to 80Approx 12,000 full and part-time studentsWide range of subjects – building, journalism, holistic therapies, jewellery, fashion, sports, social care, and all core skillsAll levels of education, from Learning Support classes up to Higher National Diploma
6 E-Learning Elements College uses the Moodle VLE 3,000 enrolled users400+ coursesPreviously used BlackboardCollege has a small e-learning unit, to support and train staff and produce some materials, and to explore e-learning optionsStudents have bookable access to 120 computers in Learning Resource CentreIn assessment centre online assessments can be undertaken
7 E-Learning Unit Comprises 3 staff Support and train teaching staff in technology and pedagogy of ICTProduce materials – high-end web materials, basic Moodle courses, Flashbooks, podcasts, online videosSoftwares used include:Captivate 5Horizon Wimba CreateXertesCamtasiaSony VegasAudacityRespondus
8 The Motivate ProjectCollege is currently lead partner in Motivate a Leonardo small-partnership project with 4 other countries – Poland, Portugal, Germany & RomaniaMotivate is a mobile-learning projectProject finishes at end of June – has run for two yearsCollege 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 CouncilFurther Education sits between School and University, with emphasis on vocation educationHowever 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 alternativeMost Scottish schools are linked by the GLOW network, a national intranetScotlands Colleges have a common repository for learning materialsThere is a online assessment system SOLAR run by the main Scottish Qualification provider – SQAComputer access in schools and colleges is generally good
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