Newham Sixth Form College: Mobile learning – A motivator for students and teachers; e-Ambassadors motivating staff and students

Liz Procter: #efactor2013 Inspiring examples of mobile learning from newham 6th form college

Showcase 1 Mobile learning – A motivator for students and teachers

NewVIcIn this showcase, NEWVIC looked at the introduction of a successful mobile learning project.

It included the rationale, project outline, involvement of stakeholders, delivery model, hardware, software and apps used.

The impact of the project and lessons learned by the project leaders, staff and students was shared with us in this session. The main lesson being that to deliver this kind of project everybody has to be involved and motivated, including senior managers.

“One way of motivating teachers was the idea of bridging a generation gap”

The impact of the project and lessons learned by the project leaders, staff and students was shared with us in this session. The main lesson being that to deliver this kind of project everybody has to be involved and motivated, including senior managers.

“If you do not take people with you then things do not work”

Philip Butler Great to see students presenting at #efactor2013, rather than the usual ‘us talking about students’

Showcase 2 Student e-Ambassadors motivating staff and students

EAmbassadors survey

In this showcase, four highly articulate and confident student e-Ambassadors shared their involvement in motivating management, teachers and learners and how there roles has impacted on e-learning standards and future strategy.

They discussed their goals, how they established their project parameters and their methods of gathering and interpreting their data. They described how they share their findings online, with the senior leadership team and teachers and learners to improve motivation and engagement. 

They also talked about how they were the key motivator for reshaping their virtual learning environment by using the data they had collected

“Results from the data were analysed and learning design was criticised as not being interactive enough, not varied and not helpful”

This session was inspiring and a real example of learner led development. Showing how powerful the learner voice can be in bringing about real change.

Student ambassadors from NewVic

Student ambassadors from NewVic

 Student Presenters:

  • Tamanna Ahmed – A Level student
  • Chufang Zhang – A Level student
  •  Ahamed Azhar – Applied Science student
  • Shaheer Khan – A Level student
NewVic Presenters
Jorge and Rod

Jorge Freire | jorge.freire@newvic.ac.uk | Learning Technologist

Jorge has worked as a teacher, librarian and more recently as a learning technologist for nine years.

He works with students and teachers, exploring the ways technologies can promote learning. He is part of the team that manages the VLE, Mahara, mobile devices, prepares and delivers staff and student training. The focus on the work he does with students is on the development of digital literacy skills and the work he does with teachers is on improving their knowledge of the tools and their ability to design for learning.

Rod Kain | rkain@newvic.ac.uk | LRC/e-Learning Manager

Rod has been the LRC Manager for twelve years and in the role of e-Learning manager for five years. He has the responsibility for delivering all LRC services and a well-structured, student centred learning environment. He leads the e-learning team who maintain and develop the VLE, share good learning design practice and deliver staff development.

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