Category Archives: ILT/ICT

Current Guidance and Visions for the Future of FE and HE

Includes the re-opening plans from several FE colleges: https://www.aoc.co.uk/college-reopening-support   Current guidance for FE and skills providers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-further-education-provision https://www.sixthformcolleges.org/380/comment-1/post/47/covid-19-latest-advice-for-colleges?preview https://natspec.org.uk/about-us/publications/covid-19-and-colleges-natspec-briefing/covid-19-government-advice/ https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/09/arrangements-for-summer-2020/ https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/fe-college-educators/supporting-the-fe-sector-during-coronavirus-covid-19/assessmentarrangements.html   Commentary on the government response to COVID-19: https://www.tes.com/news/dfe-urged-set-out-post-covid-19-plan-fe https://www.tes.com/news/Covid-19-40-support-staff-say-safety-hasnt-been-prioritised https://www.tes.com/news/Covid-19-five-key-questions-colleges-ahead-15-june   Think pieces about the way education … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pedagogy: How are our TLA practices changing during COVID-19?

This is a short video clip with some reflections on how the COVID-19 outbreak has led teachers to adapt their TLA practices to working in the virtual world. https://www.loom.com/share/1e35aa31bc37489f8840095d42e81bef    

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Pandemic Pedagogy: Questions For Exploring TLA Practices In The Virtual Realm 080520

As teachers develop new ways of working in virtual spaces with learners throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, I am hearing conversations starting about the nature of pandemic pedagogy. For many teachers it has been a complex and challenging journey to bring … Continue reading

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Recording of Zoom Conversation: Professor Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles on Unseen Observation and Virtual Walk Throughs

Today I spent a fascinating hour in conversation with Professor Matt O’Leary discussing principles and practices related to unseen observation and virtual walk throughs/learning walks. Here is the link to the video recording of that conversation:   https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2-BHDYrC0jJIGKOK2nDBd6kdAYC8aaa8gCYeq_FfmRslU40zaRiXYnXaVUhFazGF    

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Harnessing Technology For Learning In The Pandemic: Research And Reflections

How can we ensure that our pandemic pedagogy harnesses technology for great learning? This Is Emergency Remote Teaching, Not Just Online Teaching These are not normal teaching and learning conditions. What we are experiencing now is emergency remote teaching and … Continue reading

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How can teachers develop during the lockdown? CPD resources for professional learning in the pandemic

Programme of online sessions and resources from ResearchEd: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wxr_uWg1L-uLpjaUqQNVPhJLcwj6HJMmH7JkztvrwlU/edit?usp=sharing Blog post signposting different sources of CPD for the lockdown: https://classteaching.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/lockdown-cpd/ Webinar with Daniel Willingham on Helping Learners Think Critically About Internet Sources: https://t.co/cmTpPj65Am?amp=1 A webinar with Geoff Petty on an … Continue reading

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The trouble with technology: Overcoming the challenges of distance teaching and remote working

Tackling the challenges of remote teaching and learning Is it fundamentally impossible to get remote learning to work as well as classroom-based learning? Are there things we could do to improve it that we are not doing?┬áPlenty of food for … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries 1: What can a freelancer in Further Education do now?

Just over a week into the coronavirus lockdown I am taking stock of where I am as a freelance trainer, coach and consultant in the Further Education sector of the UK. I have moved out of the initial shock and … Continue reading

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Coaching in a Crisis: Toolkit for Coaches and Advanced Practitioners

I work as a freelance trainer and coach in the Further Education sector in the UK and since the onset of the pandemic have been having conversations with many coaches working in that context and grappling to support staff as … Continue reading

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Using Zoom to manage your team remotely? Blogs, video clips and guides that help

Lots of advice on using Zoom for online meetings: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html Content on managing remote teams and running online meetings – there are specific points about doing this through Zoom but many of the strategies and approaches here are more widely … Continue reading

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