Librarian top tips
Work with curriculum leads and teaching practitioners
Teaching practitioners play a vital role in embedding digital resources into teaching and learning. Learners rely on teaching practitioners to point them in the direction of relevant, high-quality, learning resources.
Ensure that curriculum leads and teaching practitioners for each subject area have a strategy for implementing digital resources, and work with them to increase usage. We recommend that you make use of our posters, welcome packs, animation, and product information sheets to get the word out in your organisation.
Teaching practitioners can search the site using unit titles, keywords, subject areas, qualifications, and levels to find resources which map to their lessons. Embedding our resources into lesson plans is vital in order to successfully introduce them into teaching and learning, it’s easy for practitioners to supplement their current teaching material with digital content. You can link any URL from our site to your VLE (virtual learning environment) or LMS (library management system) so make sure that your teaching staff are in the know.
Book follow up meetings to discuss feedback and keep an eye on usage of the resources. There may be a barrier that needs to be overcome, but by continuing the conversation with teaching practitioners, you can ensure that utilising digital resources remains a priority. You can request usage statistics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve done the hard work, so you don’t have to
Our vocational learning resources eliminate the need for teaching practitioners to spend hours preparing material for learners or searching for relevant interactive content. Our resources are high-quality and developed specifically for the FE curriculum, with our FE learners at the forefront of the design.
Resources are on a single, easy-to-use platform so teachers and learners can always access the resources in their most current form, and there is no need to download additional software to gain access. The platform is mobile and tablet friendly, as well as being cross-browser responsive with a user-centered design. Convenient guides and infographics can be printed and used as supplementary material in lessons, as posters or for homework. Through a variety of engaging resource types (videos, step-by-step guides, quizzes, interactive activities, and glossary), there is content that appeals to a range of learning needs.
Our resources help to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of meaningful learning experiences. Resources were designed to employ Kolb’s theory of experiential learning, considering the four-stage learning cycle. The supporting pedagogy operates at high levels of Blooms taxonomy, encouraging learners to create new knowledge based on the
We want to ensure that our resources are used appropriately and effectively so that learners are:
- Engaged – stimulating an interest in their learning
- Empowered – to take ownership of their learning
- Supported – through effective pedagogy to progress and achieve
- Equipped – to develop the digital literacy skills required to gain employment and participate in an ever-changing digital world
How will teaching practitioners use them?
Use of interactive resources is essential to support learner success. Vocational subjects are renowned for being difficult to teach with a textbook alone and learning from textbooks does not suit all learning styles. Blended learning techniques bring variation to lessons and help to keep learners engaged. Our resources are accessible to a variety of learning requirements and can be used as part of a lesson or as a supplementary or revision learning tool.
Supplemental blended learning – make your activities digital by including the resources in your lesson plan. Include our videos, guides, quizzes, activities, infographics and games.
Flipped learning – introduce learners to content before the lesson and then use valuable face to face classroom time to support them as they practice what they’ve learned.
Encourage learners to access the resources themselves – it will improve their digital literacy.
Interactive revision – promote the resources as a revision tool, motivating learners to revise more effectively.
On the go – our resources can be used from mobile devices, offering a flexible approach to learning that allows time poor learners to access content at a time and place that works for them.
Reinforce classroom learning – resources can be used as homework to reinforce classroom learning.
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