Learning Technology: A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors

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Critical Publishing, 2018 - Education, Secondary - 140 pages

This is an accessible, practical and up to date book specifically targeted at further education (FE) and post-16 teachers, whatever your academic or vocational specialism. Important changes in policy, landscape and digital technology itself mean that digital capability is key for learners, no matter what subject they study. You should therefore develop your digital capabilities as a basic competence in order to embrace current digital tools, apps and techniques to the pedagogy of teaching FE. The book provides you with the knowledge and skills required to source information learning technology (ILT) and content to convert traditional learning and teaching resources into engaging and interactive online material. It is designed around each aspect of the teaching and training cycle - identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessing and evaluating - and includes:

  • when to use ILT / eLearning
  • barriers to implementing digital learning
  • the importance of digital capabilities
  • ways of keeping up to date and continuing professional development.

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About the author (2018)

Daniel Scott broadly defines himself as a Learning Technologist who began his learning technology career at a further education (FE) college. He proactively researches, evaluates and reflects on the effective use of learning technologies, online course design and digital practices and specialises in analysing pedagogy to digital technology.

Moreover, he is an external consultant that works with The Education and Training Foundation and is an External Quality Assurer. He is a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and winner of the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year award 2016. He holds a Technology Enhanced Learning MSc and is a qualified teacher, assessor and lead internal verifier. He is the author of the acclaimed Learning Technology: A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors. He frequently shares his experiences on his professional and personal blog: http://danielscott86.blogspot.com.

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