Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning for staff at the College

The ‘Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning’ module has been running twice a year for three years now. It caters on average for 120 participants per academic year. It is the outcome of a collaboration between CTEL and KLI (King’s Learning Institute) within the PGCAPHE programme, and was created to equip academics and other categories of staff e.g. library information specialists with the necessary understanding to accommodate effectively TEL in their teaching to enhance and support learning in response to student needs in the Digital Age. It covers aspects of the pedagogy of TEL, involving theoretical issues with a strong focus on practical perspectives.

We employ a blended learning approach, where KEATS (the institutional VLE) and emergent technologies, i.e. social media and ePortfolios are used to support student learning. We engage participants in developing critical ePortfolios of evidence (using Mahara) that articulate how their professional roles/responsibilities are changing to reflect the changing needs of individuals and organisations. Further, the module focuses on the application of research to the design and development of new modules, courses, and programmes. Continue reading

CPD communication strategy

The Centre for Technology Enhanced learning launched a full programme of CPD workshops for the 2013-2014 academic year, which proved to be a success. I would like to discuss my experience of setting up and implementing the CPD communication strategy.

The main aim was to increase the visibility of the CPD workshops that the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) offered staff, and to improve staff attendance in the CPD workshops. The communication strategy involved finding out the various promotion avenues across the College, and meeting relevant members of the internal communication team to get further advice on how best to utilise the promotion opportunities. After going through the College intranet, I was able to find the contact details of the communication teams across King’s. Continue reading