We know the digital world will continue to influence our lives into the future. We also know there is a vast array of digital tools and applications useful to the training context. Keeping abreast of developments and possibilities is a challenge.
There are so many possible links, examples and tools that there was risk of the content and quantity becoming overwhelming. The aim is to suggest online and e-tools, ways of using them, strategies and case study examples etc. that would have potential for supporting highly diverse students in a Foundations Skills context – it is not about how Foundation Skills practitioners could create “one-size-fits-all” courses, nor is it about testing students to determine individual needs. Finding solutions to support Foundation Skills development is not formulaic so the intention is to provide a range of examples, tools and ideas to enable practitioners to dip in and try things that resonate with them and/or their students.
Flexible Learning E-Standards for training Foundation Skills Toolkit introduction.
If you are:
- interested in using digital tools, and are unsure where to start?
- looking for more digital learning tips and strategies?
- watching your learners using digital tools, and you want to build on that platform?
- pondering which tools could support which foundation skills?
Then, have a look at:
- this eWorks article could be just what you need to kick start or reinvigorate digital activity
- a webinar series : Teaching Tips to build your learners’ foundation skills (digital strategies included)
- the popplet clusters tools into three groups; for collaboration with and between learners , for gathering feedback, and for presentation
- technology assisted links at Resource Links, Teaching Strategies 2 on this site
You may have ideas and feedback about strategies you have tried – share them with others by adding a comment to this post.