Training and support
As well as providing timely support throughout all our consultation and development projects, we provide short staff training workshops relating to the creation of e-learning resources and the application of e-learning systems within teaching.
We know that learning technology is a constantly and rapidly changin area and your staff may need support to keep up to date. We offer tailored onsite training services for your organisation to improve your e-learning capability by introducing your staff to e-learning or developing their existing e-learning skills. We will work with you to understand the needs of your staff and deliver training that is specifically designed to satisfy their learning objectives.
We can train your staff to:
- Understand and start using e-learning in their work
- Use rapid e-learning and blended e-learning techniques
- Independently use authoring tools to develop their own resources
- Develop their e-learning skills to adopt new learning technologies
Examples of short courses provided include:
Introduction to e-learning – introduce e-learning resources and systems to encourage the development and implementation of e-learning within your organisation.
Rapid e-learning authoring – gain a hands on introduction to key rapid e-learning authoring software with tips on their use from the experts.
Applying wikis in teaching – an in-depth look at using a collaborative wiki as a system for group work reviewing version control and associated methods of assessment.
Applying blogging in teaching – an in-depth look at using blogging as learning journals, for peer review and reflective activities.
Plagiarism detection – the use and limitations of plagiarism detection systems to both detect plagiarism and also to teach referencing skills to students.
Writing MCQs – writing good multiple choice questions (and other computer aided assessment question types) to test higher level skills and avoiding the pitfalls of poor question design. Also covering the advantages and potential disadvantages of negative marking schemes.
Electronic voting – using “Who wants to be a millionaire” style electronic voting systems within traditional academic lectures, looking at writing the questions, using effective pedagogies to encourage engagement and interaction and the structuring of the lecture around voting activities.
Podcasting – using freely available software tools to create and edit digital audio recordings and turn these into a podcast. Exploration of pedagogies for using podcasts to support teaching.
PHP and MySQL – building simple e-learning systems with free dynamic web technology.
Flash – building interactivity and animations with Adobe Flash.