Hello this is Sarah. I am the Further Education coordinator at CNLC.
- Skillsnet funding in the Nineties for broad community training;
- a telematics trust grant for disability students; and
- various grants through the flexible learning framework.
Most staff have taken up the opportunities with goodwill and a range of enthusiasm. It would be fair to say that everyone (by now) understands the value and necessity for professional skill development and its application both in the classroom and in administrative tasks.
- funding to pay people for their PD time;
- linking the learning to the “Big Picture” that is, relating the learning to all the domains where it can be applied: personal, work, study and community; and
- the knowledge that web-based applications and Office applications are essential and effective learning resources.
- value e-skill development for staff and students
- have equipment that demonstrates this– a training room, interactive whiteboard in one room and internet access in 2 out of 3 classrooms
- have a reasonably functioning website
- have a staff wiki communication hub and a student wiki which functions as both repository for learning and a showcase for students’ work- both set up by Jill and to which staff are encouraged to actively contribute content.
- Lack of time: ‘I don’t have time!’ is the most common catchcry.
- When the technical problems obstruct access, this creates frustration and a feeling that its all too hard!
- When home access is limited.