Development and versions
The *OCNWMR accredited units available on this site were developed by Worcester College of Technology as part of the JISC Digital Literacy project. Continuing feedback and discussion with both teachers and learners is influencing the design and content of the courses; always check that you are using the latest version, which will be the one available here.
Purpose and level
It is important to note that these courses are aimed specifically at building confidence in the trainee as part of our aim to increase digital literacy. The units deliberately work at a basic level to teach skills which are easy to acquire and adopt. It is not our intention to produce courses which provide in-depth training in any of the topics, but to produce both teachers and learners who can feel more confident in their use of learning technologies and perhaps move on to acquire further skills themselves. Recommendations for further study are given at the end of each unit.
At Worcester College of Technology, we deliver these units on our Moodle learning platform, supported by a tutor who is assigned to each trainee. The input from tutors is relatively minor, but advice and guidance is available when required, and the final assessment is tutor-based. We are happy for any UK educational establishment to use these courses and adapt them for their own learning platform. In the case of Moodle users, we can provide a copy of each unit which can be uploaded onto your own Moodle 2 platform. The materials may lend themselves to repurposing for other VLEs.
Worcester College of Technology is also able to run cohorts through all or any of the units on your behalf. For more information contact our Director of ILT, Peter Kilcoyne (email@example.com).
- Blended Online Learning Delivery (BOLD) is aimed at teachers, and consists of three individual Level 2 units building to 3 credits for the qualification.
- Online Skills for Learners (OSL) is aimed - obviously - at students, and also consists of three individual Level 2 units building to 3 credits for the qualification.
Organisations wishing to provide access to these qualifications may either approach Worcester College of Technology to register learners and run the units on their behalf or approach OCNWMR and arrange Internal and External Verification as required. Note that many teachers and learners may only wish to undertake one or two units, which does not lead to a qualification, but each unit may be locally certificated subject to local verification procedures.
Repurposing and adapting
Courses are provided as templates. Graphics and visual enhancements should be added by institutions using the course to rebadge to their own requirements and to make the courses visually engaging. The courses were created at Worcester College of Technology as part of the JISC Digital Literacy Project (2011-2013). Use and adaptation is allowed under a Creative Commons Licence (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported). The courses are for use in education and may not be used as a basis for any commercial purpose. Attribution must be made to Worcester College of Technology.
Worcester College of Technology enquiries:firstname.lastname@example.org
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