Module Guide

The modules showcased here were produced as part of a JISC funded project for initial teacher training in further education. They have been used extensively by a number of FE colleges in the North East of England throughout 2014-15 over the course of a full teaching year. Feedback has been outstanding from both teacher educators and trainee teachers and traners alike.

Six modules were produced bringing together action and task based e-learning which feeds into a range of technology enhanced tools underpinned by a clear learning rationale.

Module design

The modules are designed to implement real world scenario and action-based e-learning underpinned by the development of enquiry, investigative, problem solving and team working skills.

The aim is to engage learners in active, challenging and immersive e-learning underlying using realistice, real world investigatve storylines leading to problem solving activities that encourage the development of analytical, evaluative, creative and critical thinking skills.

The modules offer learners and teachers a highly interactive and engaging learning environment that is imperative in online, open and distance educational settings. The scenarion-based approach can be used for teaching of any kind of subject matter, at any level of education and training.

In addition this approach enables a range of technological tools to be seamlessly integrated into the e-learning at appropriate times all underpinned by a clear learning rationale.The guided and strategic use of tools such as blogs, wikis, e-portfolios, discussion boards etc to enhance the modules combine educationally effective e-learning and use of technology to properly enhance learning.

What they say!

"I liked the challenge of thinking about the problems from a different perspective - teacher, student and parent."

The project is summed up nicely in this short video we put together: