1st December 2016
Students from Barking & Dagenham College will be working with the Career Colleges Trust to develop four digital courses aimed at teachers.
The purpose of the project is to help improve digital skills of teachers within the further education sector, developing their ability to use technology confidently in the classroom.
Working in partnership with Ideas 4 Learning, Barking & Dagenham College and Coralesce Ltd, the Trust will develop this pioneering provision in the form of four online courses. Each course will focus on a specific area of digital development: Video learning; Social Media in Teaching and Learning; Online Assessment; Effective use of Online Meeting and Webinar Technologies.
Barking & Dagenham College’s Creative and Digital Career College students will be involved with the project. They will be producing videos to provide a student perspective on these specific digital areas, to help assist with the development of the online courses.
The College houses an industry-standard 1,000 m sq Creative and Digital training hub called ‘iCreate’ where students develop the skills needed by the growing creative digital sector. The fully equipped hub, which was opened by HRH The Duke of York, KG in 2014 has 70+ PC and Mac workstations, plus a recording studio complete with all the latest film and video technology.
Bev Jones, Director of Operations at the Career Colleges Trust, says:
“We are delighted to have been chosen by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to develop much-needed digital skills for the education sector.
“We look forward to working with the ETF and helping to equip teachers with the skills and confidence to use digital technology effectively in and out of the classroom. This will be of huge benefit not only to teachers but to the many students within the learning and skills sector.”