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1 The NLN Learning Materials Project Sarah McConnell NLN Training and Liaison Officer, EDINA L & T Briefing Event Edinburgh University 19 November 2002 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA

2 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Overview What are the NLN Learning Materials? Who is involved in this project? Why use the NLN Learning Materials? What subjects do the materials cover? Scenarios Demonstration Summary

3 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA What are the NLN Learning Materials? The NLN-MDIT (National Learning Network - Materials Development & Implementation Team) at Becta has commissioned interactive learning materials that span the FE curriculum Phase 1 materials = 300 hours of learning (now available) Phase 2 materials = 200 hours of learning (under development; final products by July 2003) The materials are available to both FE and HE users Phase 3 materials = 300 hours of learning (commissioned and out to tender now; final products by July 2004)

4 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Who is involved? Becta NLN-MDIT are responsible for the content JISC funded RSCs (Regional Support Centres) support the FE community EDINA supplies user support and a backup service Granada Learning developed the CAT (Content Access Tool) MIMAS provides technical support and hosts the service

5 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Why use the NLN Learning Materials? a high quality and highly interactive resource designed as small standalone chunks - to enable lecturers to incorporate them into their own teaching resources cover a huge range of subjects and key skills resources designed specifically for the post-16 market packaged to L & T specifications - they are tagged with metadata, which can be used in VLEs and digital repositories The NLN Learning materials are:

6 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA What subjects do the materials cover? health and safety, lighting, design, music technology, travel and tourism, and childcare Key skills - writing reports, communication skills, authoring a CV, identifying targets... business studies, health studies, art and design, floristry, amenity horticulture, mathematics and generic science Phase 1 materials include: Phase 2 materials include:

7 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Scenario 1 Name: Kate Nichol Position: Beauty Therapist Tutor Problem: Students have little experience using computers, but need to improve their research and information gathering skills. No spare time available to create extra resources. Solution: Beauty therapy specific modules can be used for research and to reinforce theory taught in class. NLN Learning Materials in key skills cover research methods. Use of the materials will introduce many students to online learning.

8 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Scenario 2 Name: Trevor Ford Position: Undergraduate Student Problem: Has to present his research findings to his fellow students. He is very nervous and unsure of the best way to do this. Solution: NLN Learning Materials in key skills cover presentation skills. This includes how to structure his presentation, and the type of content and language he should try to use. He also finds some interesting modules covering how to write formal reports.

9 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Demonstration Go to the NLN web site if you would like to view the materials.

10 L & T Briefing Event - 19/11/02 Sarah McConnell, EDINA Summary provided an overview of the NLN project - who is involved and their role and responsibilities shown the range of subjects that are covered by the NLN materials Thanks for listening suggested some possible usage of the materials showcased the materials - if you would like to see more please visit the NLN web site, This session has:


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