Croydon College

Simple techniques to enhance teaching, learning and assessment through e-learning

The main aim of this presentation by Croydon College’s Andrew Checkley, was to explore some of the basic opportunities Moodle can offer to extend teaching, learning and assessment through e-learning by looking at examples from his Moodle course for the Digital Technologies module on the DTLLS programme.delegates
Andrew covered the use of keyword auto-linking which can be used to relate aims, objectives, outcomes to learning material. He also explored a few simple techniques that can be used to effectively promote engagement,  including the use of basic interactive white board (IWB) activities, voting systems and repackaged forums for group work. The final part of the presentation demonstrated how Croydon College has used Moodle to extend learning outside the classroom and to promote independence through the use of flip teaching techniques.

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About the presenters:

Andrew Checkley, e-Learning ManagerAndrew Checkley

Andrew Checkley (BSc in Sociology, MA Media, PGCE in ICT) is the E-Learning Manager for Croydon College. Andrew joined the E-Learning Team at the start of 2012 following 7 successful years of teaching ICT (Key stage 3 to 5) including 1 year as a VLE coordinator and towards 3 years as a Head of Department (HoD) for ICT. Andrew has a proven track record of raising attainment with notable achievements of raising the KS4 ICT pass rate from 27% A* to C to 74% over a two year period, contributing to an overall pass rate of 89% A* to C by the end of the third year.
Andrew has successfully project managed the implementation and embedding of two VLE systems, complete with full integration of College wide ICT systems and mobile device compatibility. Key achievements include the creation of a custom written MySQL based reporting system to provide intelligent course development information and tracking. Along with the development side of Moodle, Andrew also provides training, manages a Moodle help desk, acts in an advisory capacity for E-Learning and teaches on the Digital Technologies module for the DTLLS programme at Croydon College.