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
November 18th, 2015
Guest Post by the Digital Learning Ambassadors Digital Learning Ambassadors meet at PROCAT Basildon Hello, it was an early start for us today. We met at 7.30am for a breakfast meeting to share ideas, report back on our activity from the previous week and plan actions for our current LinkedIn… Read More »
November 17th, 2015
A blog post by the Digital Learning Ambassadors: Our First Week as Digital Learning Ambassadors Our first week in our new role as Digital Learning Ambassadors is now complete and it has been a busy one! We’ve been getting started with our new website for Digital Learning Ambassadors at PROCAT… Read More »
November 13th, 2015
The team of Digital Learning Ambassadors at PROCAT have been set their first challenge to help our learners get the most out of the professional networking tool, LinkedIn. We will be using LinkedIn as a technical solution, in order to improve employment chances of our learners. Digital Learning Ambassadors will… Read More »
November 12th, 2015
Digital Learning Ambassadors at Prospects College of Advanced Technology will be working with learners, instructors and employers to introduce the use of LinkedIn as a useful networking and CV building tool. LinkedIn is a professional online network where people build their online identity and CV, which travels with them throughout… Read More »
November 11th, 2015
Meet Digital Ambassador: Dan Payne Hi, my name is Daniel Payne, this is my introduction post. I’m an IT Support Technician based at the PROCAT Basildon campus. I was asked to take part in the Digital Ambassador programme by Katharine Jewitt. Before joining PROCAT I previously worked at a local… Read More »
November 10th, 2015
Meet Digital Ambassador: Colin Dos Santos Hello, my name is Colin. I have recently had the privilege of becoming a Digital Learning Ambassador. I am 26 years old. I am originally from Zimbabwe, Africa. I did all of my high school years through correspondence and achieved my Cambridge IGCSE’s and… Read More »
November 9th, 2015
Introducing Danny Crook, Digital Learning Ambassador Hello, my name is Danny Crook. I am very pleased to be appointed as Digital Learning Ambassador at PROCAT. I will be developing new digital skills, building confidence and helping others to learn digital tools. I am 17 and studying at PROCAT Basildon on… Read More »
November 6th, 2015
The Digital Learning Ambassadors at PROCAT will be keeping track of their scholarship progress by keeping a portfolio. The aims of the portfolio are: • To provide a framework of information for the Digital Learning Ambassadors to develop • To provide a greater understanding of the Digital Learning Ambassadors own… Read More »
November 5th, 2015
BYOD is launched at PROCAT PROCAT introduced the ability to ‘bring your own’ (BYO) devices in September 2015 based on the Jisc BYOD policy. Prospects College of Advanced Technology installed Meraki wireless access points and set up a BYOD network for Students. Students are now able to bring their own… Read More »
November 4th, 2015
Introducing PROCAT Digital Learning Ambassadors PROCAT – Prospects College of Advanced Technology has launched a Digital Learning Ambassador Scholarship. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Crook from Basildon campus and Colin Dos Santos from Southend campus, together with Dan Payne, IT Instructor and Katharine Jewitt, Digital Learning… Read More »