January 14th, 2016

Building Digital Capabilities

Sharing Effective Practice in Digital Learning – Upskilling staff โ€“ building a workforce fit for the future of digital learning

Digital Learning Community of Practice

About the Event #DigiLearnForum :

Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) hosts a digital learning community of practice for the sharing of effective practice between Colleges, FE, HE, Independent Providers, Schools, Employers and other interested parties. The events are free to attend. Attendees are welcome from all locations.

The next group meet is Friday 26 February 2016 08.30 – 12.30. Here is the padlet wall for the Digital Learning Community of Practice 26 February 2016.

***Please remember to bring your laptop / tablet to the event for the workshop activities.***

Each Digital Learning Community of Practice focuses on a specific theme and the forum will adopt different formats each month, from hands-on workshops, to share and tell sessions, presentations, round table exercises and action planning.

The next Digital Learning Community of Practice will take place on Friday 26 February 2016 at 8.30am – 12.30pm. The theme for February is “Upskilling staff โ€“ building a workforce fit for the future of digital learning.”.

Book on this event from our events page.



Working in Partnership with:


Microsoft for Education


Outline Programme:

Upskilling staff building a workforce fit for the future of digital learning. building digital capabilities

***Please remember to bring your laptop / tablet to the event for the workshop activities.***

8.15: Arrival, registration and refreshments

8.30: Welcome and Introduction with Katharine Jewitt, Digital Learning Fellow at PROCAT

Digital Learning Community of Practice

About Katharine Jewitt:
Katharine is the Director of Learning at PROCAT, Chair of ELESIG and a member of the ALT Committee. Katharine also works as an Associate Lecturer for The Open University.

8.45: Jisc update with Account Managers Catherine Bone and Malcolm Bodley

Digital Learning Community of Practice Digital Learning Community of Practice

About Catherine Bone:
With a BSc (Hons) in computing, an MA in e-learning and an MBA, Catherine has worked in the education sector for the past 17 years, across both higher and further education. Catherine has a huge enthusiasm to motivate others in embracing technology and leverage the multitude of benefits that it offers.

Catherine is part of the south and east team of JISC, covering south and east England. Catherine offers customers innovative and trusted solutions to their challenges – helping them to harness the power of digital technology.

About Malcolm Bodley:
Malcolm joined JISC in 2007 and prior to this was an e-learning manager at a medium sized college where he also ran staff development training, A & V unit training, teacher education training, 14 – 16 programmes, Aim Higher and taught motor vehicle technology.

Malcolm’s interest in technology has been an important driver in his approach to teaching and learning, seeking innovation and sharing of good practice to improve the quality of teaching.

Malcolm works in the areas from Lincolnshire down to the Isle of Wight and from Oxford in the west to Norfolk and Suffolk in the East. Malcolm supports providers with the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment and helping them to recognise the benefits of using technology by offering support from subject specialists.

9:10:Workshop – Building Digital Capabilities

Digital Learning Community of Practice

Hands On Workshop with Esther Barrett from Jisc

Digital Learning Community of Practice Esther Barrett Jisc

About Esther Barrett:
Esther is based in the subject specialist team in Jisc for teaching, learning and assessment and helps learning providers make the most of all that Jisc have to offer around teaching, learning and assessment.

Esther works with colleagues across Jisc to support customers to find solutions, by sharing best practice, providing bespoke advice and guidance and signposting appropriate digital resources. This involves working in areas such as digital literacy, learning and teaching, building and supporting communities of practice and developing the digital learning experiences.

Esther’s support is tailored to customer needs, but typically includes input at briefings and webinars, participation in specialist forums, delivery at conferences and events, and responding to enquiries.

Esther was with Jisc RSC Wales for eight years and worked closely with the adult community learning and voluntary sectors.

During this time Esther supported learning providers by giving advice and guidance, and delivering training sessions especially around teaching and learning, creating digital resources, social media, web conferencing and digital literacy.

Digital Learning Community of Practice

About the workshop:
The aims of the session would be to:

  • Define digital capabilities. Explore the model and what it really means
  • Explore the six areas of digital capabilities using appropriate digital tools
  • Identify areas to focus on
  • Action Planning

Visit the Jisc project on building digital capability here for more information.

10:40: Refreshment Break and an opportunity to network

11:00: Begin to develop an action plan

11.30:Paul Warren shares some of the wider issues of supporting students with learning difficulties and provides a host of hints and tips and simple solutions in using digital tools to support accessibility and inclusion.

Digital Learning Community of Practice

About Paul Warren:
Paul has worked in Further Education as a learning support assistant since 2004. He has a passion for teaching and learning, with a particular interest in using a digital learning approach to promote inclusive learning. Paul has Cerebral Palsy and Aspergers and is keen to showcase a range of tools and techniques that he has used to help himself – and which have been used successfully with many of the learners he has supported.Follow Paul on Twitter here and his You Tube channel here.

12:00: Wrap up session to develop an action plan for digital tools.

12:30:The event closes. Tours of the college (optional). No lunch but we can move to the College Canteen for more chat and networking.

Showcase your work at a future event

If you would like to showcase what you have been doing at your organisation (slots can be as short as 5 minutes) or if you would like to present or run a workshop, please email katharine.jewitt@procat.ac.uk

FAQs

What is the Social Networking Hashtag for the Digital Learning Community of Practice?

Please use the hashtag #DigiLearnForum
You can also post on the #DigiLearnForum padlet wall here

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The event is held at our Basildon campus. Please visit this link for transport options and directions:

http://www.procat.ac.uk/locations

There are limited parking spaces available on-campus or park on the surrounding roads.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please email katharine.jewitt@procat.ac.uk

Book on this event from our events page.


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