Friday, February 17, 2017

Useful Sessions from @A_L_T including "Course Design for Reflective Learning"

Don't Fear the Webinar image CC thanks to
I would not normally devote a post to a series of webinars but I think its important that FE staff in Scotland pick up on these and we move dialogue back to teaching and learning - in new ways !
With usual declaration of interest I am one of the ALT UK Ambassadors.
The FELTAG movement has moved on both the conversation and the delivery of learning in English Colleges and training providers it continues to prompt a multi-agency response to modernising learning practices.
I think all six topics are directly relevant to Scottish FE.
'New course design for Reflective learning'

Wednesday 22nd. February 2017 at 12.30pm. for one hour. 

This is our second of six webinars and is being led by Dan Scott, lately of Barnsley College and now working in e-learning development in the commercial sector. He will explore ideas and thinking around how e-learning design is now able to incorporate more reflection into courses as a means of learning, demonstrating achievements and characterising attributes.  

Dan will lead a ‘walk and talk’ webinar, exploring ideas on how reflection can be utilised more in online course design, drawing on his own experience as an expert in e-learning both in a college settings and in the commercial world.

He will be looking in particular at two questions:

  • How do we increase learner responsibility for what they learn and what they want to learn next?
  • How might  we design e-learning to enable this to happen?

This Webinar touches on another of our frontier themes; teaching the skills of self-employment, as we think about increasing the ability of all to self-manage learning and plot unique journeys through the learning. This is increasingly true for teachers in their own careers.


The FELTAG  reports are seen as the moment when e-learning became normative and an expected part of everyday funded learning in our Sector, rather than an excellent supplement or exotic add-on. For students, the need to turn their 'tech savvy’ knowledge into sound digital literacy is accepted as a discrete ability and as a part of the ‘employability’ mind-set that is now fully explored and understood. It has highlighted the importance for teachers of having their own literacy in using technology for purposeful pedagogy, rather than simply knowledge of it and is characterised by teachers being excited by articulating great teaching through technology, rather than simply using technology for its own sake.

Our 6 webinars are based on what we identified at ALT 2016 Conference, not so much as challenges but the new frontiers for us to cross. They are:


            • New course design for Reflective learning

            • Using technology to support unique Apprenticeship learning journeys

            • Digital literacy-in-action

            • Teaching the skills of self-employment

            • Utilising personal learning spaces in learning design

            • Using technology to capture and present soft skills


Registration details available now at