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Adult Learning Week webinar
Thursday, 17 May 2012 from 11:30 to 13:35 (BST)
Adult Learners’ Week is about promoting learning opportunities for young or older adults coming back to education or training. It's a great free way to market yourself and your courses.
For a range of support resources go to the ALW12 web site www.alw.org.uk
This free drop-in online webinar during Learning at Work Day on Thurs 17th May looked at how adults learn today and how FE learning can be opened up to a wider range of learners. There were a series of 15-20 minute, stimulating and interactive sessions with contributions from leading practitioners in the sector.
Follow @NIACEhq on Twitter and use #ALW12 for Adult Learners' Week
Supported by the JISC RSC South East using Blackboard Collaborate *please see the technical setup information at end*
the session was recorded and is available here
11.30 Theresa Kinnison on behalf of NIACE
Welcome and Introduction/NIACE's challenge to FE
11.40 Lisa Featherstone, TechDis
Using Xerte to enhance Basic Skills learning
12.00 Nick Jeans (ALT/Sero consulting)
One for all: Learning strategies that work, for adults. The importance of technology supporting the social experience of learning.
12.20 Geoff Rebbeck
Idiosyncratic learning: Eportfolios powering effective adult learning
12.40 Ellen Lessner (Abingdon & Witney College)
The Open Classroom: Experiences of sharing mainstream learning activity with learners online.
13.00 Lucy Stone (Amateur Swimming Association http://www.swimming.org/)
In at the deep end: Supporting learning communities in a sports environment
*Using Blackboard Collaborate
These sessions are offered free of charge and are provided using Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate V11). Staff wishing to participate in the session will need access to a computer with a web browser, broadband connection and headphones with microphone (please avoid using speakers).
Please be aware that Blackboard Collaborate looks and feels very different to the Elluminate interface that many of our delegates are used to. Whether you are completely new to using these online conferencing systems or you have experience with Elluminate but have never attended a Blackboard Collaborate session, we strongly recommend that delegates should:
- Run a System Test to ensure that your PC has the required software to join a Blackboard Collaborate online seminar
- Visit the Configuration Room which can be used to test your connection, settings and configure your audio
- Read this very brief Quick Reference Guide (PDF) to help Participants to get started with Blackboard Collaborate
- View this 7min participants' orientation video
- View this Accessibility Guide for Participants