New series of free webinars to support online learning for practitioners and their learners

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is running a series of free, online webinars starting on 24 March to support colleagues across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who are now working from home to support students.

 

Four themed live webinars were recorded on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March and are now available to view for free:

 

Delivery through a virtual classroom
Date: 24/03/2020 09:30 – 10:15, hosted by Sally Betts with Sarah Simons and Vikki Liogier

How can you make virtual classrooms work in practice? This webinar will explore how tools that are commonly available in webinar software can be used to create different pedagogical approaches for online delivery.

Sign up to the view the recording of the webinar on the ETF booking site.

A second Delivery through a virtual classroom webinar has been organised for Monday 30 March, 9:30-10:30. Book on the webinar through the ETF booking site.


Adapting content quickly to deliver online
24/03/2020 14:00 – 14:45, hosted by Sally Betts with Sarah Simons and Vikki Liogier

This webinar will show how you can take a class presentation (PPT) and quickly adapt it for online use. The webinar will look at the inclusion of audio, video and the use of notes to help learners access all the extra information normally given in class. It will also explore how to combine tools (Nearpod with Skype/Zoom or Teams) to make structured but interactive online sessions using a presentation as a starting point.

Sign up to the view the recording of the webinar on the ETF booking site.

A second ‘Adapting content quickly to deliver online’ webinar has been organised for Monday 30 March, 15:00-16:00. Book on the webinar through the ETF booking site.


Supporting learners in VLEs
25/03/2020 09:30 – 10:30, hosted by Sally Betts with Alistair McNaught, Sarah Simons and Vikki Liogier

How do we support learners suddenly faced with learning independently online? This webinar will look at tools that build a route through learning content and provide offline support to learners. The session will use Moodle to demonstrate features within a VLE to support online learning. The webinar will look at the use of tracking, conditional statements, glossaries and forum.

Sign up to the view the recording of the webinar on the ETF booking site.


Engaging learners in VLEs
25/03/2020 12:00 – 13:00, hosted by Sally Betts with Sarah Simons and Vikki Liogier

How do we motivate and engage learners suddenly faced with learning independently online? This webinar will look at tools that can be used within a VLE help to motive and engage learners by adding collaborative activities and gamification. The session will use Moodle to demonstrate features within a VLE to support online learning. The webinar will look at the use of forums, wikis, quiz and badges.

Sign up to the view the recording of the webinar on the ETF booking site.

 

Each webinar lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Attendees or viewers will be pointed to free, bite-size training on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform to support further exploration of topics. The supporting modules enable some exploration in advance of the training. The ETF strongly advise participants to sign-up to the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform ahead of the webinars.

These four themed webinars follow successful piloting of two webinars on Friday 20 March focused on digital accessibility and inclusion to enable as many learners as possible to benefit from online learning in the current situation.

The recording of the digital accessibility and inclusion webinar is now available on the ETF booking site.

Supporting training modules

Hosted on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, the modules support the four webinars:

Delivery through a virtual classroom, modules:

Adapting content quickly to deliver online, modules:

Supporting learners in VLEs, modules:

 Engaging learners in VLEs, modules:

Visit the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform to complete the supporting modules and discover the ETF’s full suite of fully subsidised EdTech training available for teachers and trainers in the FE and Training sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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