Carshalton College is pleased to be working on the Outstanding Teaching and Learning & Assessment (OTLA) project with the Association of Colleges (AOC) and lead College, Bromley and Bexley College.
The main objectives are to create resources for teaching and learning plus to engage and inspire learning. Of the 20 educational providers who started the project in 2014, only five were selected by the AOC to continue onto phase II.
Within phase II it is intended that partners will collaboratively create dynamic learning objects covering three key areas; Maths, Sport/Sports Science and Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD). Screencasts of authentic teaching and learning activities will be at the heart of the learning resources, which will be further supported by assessment activities.
The student voice will be a fundamental element embedded throughout the project to ensure that the teaching and learning resources are created with the learner at the very centre. Student feedback will be obtained in a number of ways (e.g. via surveys, forums, VLE polls, digital leaders) and statistical data on student engagement, progress, retention, achievement, value added and success will also be collated and reviewed within (and beyond) the operational project as a measure of its impact on teaching, learning and assessment and the overall learner experience.
Each college have selected a number of its students to be Digital Learning Ambassadors all with Level 3 skills who will be able to enhance existing skills by: creating screen captures of the students working so that they can learn from the images to progress and improve existing skills. Carshalton College’s DLAs are Amy White, Keerthana Raveendran, Kamil Malinowski. See their video!
Eireann Brooks, E-Learning Co-ordinator:
“This is a great opportunity for our students and the College is privileged to have been selected to take part in such an innovative and exciting project.”