Digital Learning Ambassadors support staff and learners to develop new digital skills
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Digital Learning Ambassador Scholarships at PROCAT.
Ambassadors are friendly, motivated, a good communicator and passionate about using devices, software, apps and social media for the purpose of learning. Ambassadors will support staff and students to develop new skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning.
Digital Learning Ambassadors are passionate and motivated candidates who have some experience in using technology, for example, devices, apps, software, websites, and social media. They also selflessly dedicate time and energy to working with staff and students. This may be coming into college a little earlier to share the responsibility of running a digital learning breakfast club, or taking part in activities over lunchtimes or after college. They are active users of technology and test out the use of digital tools in their spare time, perhaps at weekends or in the evenings. Communicating with other teaching staff and students is a key element to this role. A willingness to learn and share their learning is a must.
The Digital Learning Ambassadors are working with Katharine Jewitt, PROCAT’s Digital Learning Fellow. Each week, they work on a new digital learning challenge. They are trained in the use of digital technology and as a team, the ambassadors roll out professional development on the use of technology for learning to both staff and learners.
They support staff and learners to develop new digital skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning. Ambassadors are the digital champions to promote, offer advice and support in the use of digital tools in the classroom.
They work as a team to develop a digital learning community to bring together all interested parties, from staff, students and other people from outside the college who are interested in using technology for learning.
Together, the Digital Ambassadors team will co-create toolkits and resources in a variety of formats.
Ambassadors identify and trial new apps and digital tools, learning technologies and examples of best practice. Ambassadors may be involved in hosting online webinars and breakfast clubs to share ideas, new skills and share best practice.
Blog Posts associated with Digital Learning Ambassadors
January 15th, 2016
Digital Learning Fellowship Dissemination Event funded by The Education and Training Foundation held on Friday 15th January 2016 On Friday 15th January 2016, Prospects College of Advanced Technology – PROCAT held a dissemination event to share their digital learning journey. The event was an opportunity to share the work of… Read More »
January 6th, 2016
What is your favourite book? PROCAT’s Essential Skills Leader, Amy Izod, challenged all staff to name their favourite book and why. Amy is using the information collated from all the staff to inspire students to read something new. The inspiration to read books and sharing book review information is being… Read More »
December 11th, 2015
Guest Post from the Digital Learning Ambassadors – Preparing for Lunchtime LinkedIn Events This is our final report before we break for Christmas. This week, we’ve been planning events to be held in the canteen at lunch times to introduce other students and staff to the benefits of LinkedIn. Students… Read More »
December 7th, 2015
December 4th, 2015
Guest Post by Digital Learning Ambassador Danny Crook Using Powtoon I have created this short clip to provide a check list for you to create a LinkedIn profile. This Powtoon clip has been created as part of the PROCAT Digital Learning Ambassadors scholarship to help students use LinkedIn effectively. This… Read More »
December 2nd, 2015
Here are some useful digital tools for students to use either in the classroom or in self study time. I recommend you direct your students to these sites when they need to revise for exams. Transforming things such as formula, facts, figures, definitions into a game makes it much easier… Read More »
December 1st, 2015
Guest Post: Week 3 Challenge for Digital Learning Ambassadors – Creating Powtoon Video Animations In our third week as Digital Learning Ambassadors, we have been progressing our LinkedIn project at the same time as trialling a new digital tool. We were tasked with using Powtoon to create an animation video… Read More »
November 25th, 2015
Guest Post: Our Second Week as Digital Learning Ambassadors We have completed our second week as Digital Learning Ambassadors. Our focus has been on our LinkedIn project. We are using LinkedIn to help students develop a professional, digital footprint for finding jobs and networking. We also want to use LinkedIn… Read More »
November 24th, 2015
Using Powtoon to explain how to tailor your LinkedIn profile to your goals This Powtoon clip has been created as part of the PROCAT Digital Learning Ambassadors scholarship to help students use LinkedIn effectively. This short animation is 1.5 minutes long and uses PowToon to communicate how to tailor your… Read More »
November 19th, 2015
LinkedIn Profile – How to get started The Digital Learning Ambassadors are currently working on a project to encourage more learners to make use of LinkedIn for CV building, networking, job searches and to use the tool to generally gain more knowledge about organisations and discover what they are working… Read More »