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Digital Learning Network

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Date(s) - 17/05/2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Guildford College



As the digital future for further education and skills continues to grow and the opportunities to embed digital learning into college provision increase, this network aims to support colleges with the implementation of digital learning and highlight how technology can support teaching, learning and assessment.

The meetings

A variety of external organisations which are leads in their field, have attended, including Wambiz, Portal, Canvas, Jisc and Disquiet Dog. Numerous colleges have shared their digital journey and pioneering approach to embedding digital learning.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

The Chair

Iain Gibbins, E-learning Manager at Guildford College, chairs this network and offers guidance and support in the development of each agenda.


10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Iain Gibbins, E-learning Manager, Guildford College

Opening group discussion
10:40 Self directed learning for students

  • What has your college implemented in terms of self directed learning from a technology perspective?
  • What methods have you explored or implemented?

This session will give delegates the opportunity to share their activity and hear from other colleagues from across the region.

Facilitated by Iain Gibbins, E-learning Manager, Guildford College

Innovation corner – Colleagues sharing best practice
11:00 Development of a new ‘Gennovation Hub’ – Looking at areas of innovation

  • Background
  • Plans for the future

Emma Herrod, E-Learning Technical and Development Co-ordinator, East Berkshire College

11:10 Questions & discussion
11:20 Building a bespoke VLE in Microsoft SharePoint

Tim Rose, Quality Lead for Technology Enhanced Learning, Abingdon and Witney College

11:40 Questions & discussion
Group activity – Embracing technology
11:50 How would you rate your VLE?

  • This interactive session will involve group work and will give delegates the opportunity to really think about their VLE, identify its weaknesses and consider improvements.

Facilitated by Iain Gibbins, E-learning Manager, Guildford College

12:30 Networking lunch
External speaker
13:00 New and emerging technologies

Adam Blackwood, e-Learning Consultant

13:20 Questions & discussion
Moving forward
13:40 What next?

  • Working in groups, colleagues will have the opportunity to consider one thing they can take away from the network meeting and potentially implement in their college.

Facilitated by Iain Gibbins, E-learning Manager, Guildford College

14:10 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

14:20 Any other business
14:30 Close


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