Fareham College, working in collaboration with Highbury College, HSDC and Eidos Consulting based in Lee-on-the-Solent, has launched a series of brand-new e-learning resources for Engineering, Health and Social Care and Childcare curriculum areas via its website.
Funded by the College Collaboration Fund, the three colleges, working with Eidos Consulting, teamed up with curriculum specialists from a variety of disciplines to create a range of professional and technical high-quality blended learning resources to support teachers and Level 3 students with online learning in these curriculum areas.
Curriculum Area Manager for Health and Science at Fareham College Steph Couper said, “These modules provide a fantastic resource for staff and students to use in their own time, to supplement their studies. The main benefit is that they complement the students’ learning in the classroom and can be used as revision tools or pre-learning before starting the module. Working on this project, I have learnt many new skills and have been able to find out more about how online learning is delivered. Seeing the final results, I have a real appreciation of the time and effort which goes into compiling a project like this and I really enjoyed being involved, as it gave me the opportunity to work collaboratively with students as well as staff from other colleges.”
Feedback from students who have tested the modules includes, “The course is simple, but informative and the clarity was great. I don’t believe anything could really be changed.” “Easy to navigate and to get the key information from.” “The layout of the content and information was well executed, and my eyes found it easy to move around the page.” “The instructions of how to complete this course were made clear and you were reminded how to return to the main page to complete another module.”
Andrew Kaye, Principal and CEO at Fareham College commented, “These exciting new e-learning resources are available via the Fareham College website to any teachers and students who wish to use them to assist them with their studies and enhance their digital learning experience.”
Anoushka Ottley, Head of Teaching and Quality at Fareham College added, “CCF projects have taken place on a national scale enabling colleges to create a wide range of online learning resources spanning across multiple subjects, these are openly available via the gov.uk website (Resources: college collaboration fund (CCF) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and will be an invaluable tool for supporting high quality blended learning opportunities for students.”
Paul Marston, Director and Co-Founder of Eidos Consulting said, “This project was a part of the Department for Education College Collaboration Fund (CCF), for which we delivered 30 e-Learning modules across a number of important curriculum areas. These modules will support the teaching practices of their staff, and ensure the students have the best learning experience possible. It was a pleasure to work with all the staff from the consortium of colleges, especially the project team from Fareham College who were essential for delivering this project in time, and to such a high quality.”
The longer-term benefits of these modules are that they enable students to use them when learning and studying independently which will encourage ownership of their own learning.
To find out more visit fareham.ac.uk/ccf-e-learning