Edexcel Endorses Teachers’ E-learning

Dec. 11, 2006 – A series of teacher training programmes have been developed by Echelon Learning. Implementing Teaching Best Practice has been endorsed by educational awarding body Edexcel.

The ‘Implementing Teaching Best Practice’ series constitutes interactive, intranet-based teaching and learning modules that use video to highlight examples of best practice in teaching and learning.

The materials are suitable for both new lecturers needing to acquire new skills and for existing teachers as part of their continuous professional development (CPD) and are designed to help all users develop lesson planning, management and delivery skills.

They address issues such as achieving effective differentiation, managing classroom behaviour, managing punctuality and attendance, integrating key skills into the curriculum, and making effective use of ILT.

The materials are suitable for team discussions, reflective practice, independent and active learning. They can be used for curriculum team meetings, college planning and development days, area learning days, centre days and cross-college days and by advanced practitioners for 1:1 support.

Evaluation takes place in a variety of ways including evaluation forms, informal feedback from lecturers, CTLs, HoDs, advanced practitioners and senior management teams and from the number of hits to each programme recorded.

“Edexcel are leading the way in e-learning with flexible and accessible courses, and are using technology to cut bureaucracy by spearheading online marking and administration,” says Edexcel qualifications developer Jane Boehm.

“These are really good materials that complement the development of our new teacher training programme,” she adds.

“The series delivers day-to-day scenarios that anyone facing a classroom can benefit from and the fact they are video-based makes them all the more realistic and credible.”

‘Implementing Teaching Best Practice’ is available for licensing at £600 per programme or £3,000 for all six. Further details from Hugh Garai at Echelon Learning on 0208 568 1500 or email hugh@echelonL.com

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About Echelon Learning

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance.

Echelon Consulting spearheads the company’s service with the development of new content in meeting clients’ requirements. This is usually derived from analysing employee knowledge and learning needs captured during client learning programmes.

Where appropriate, Echelon Publishing then offers this new content to a wider audience by publishing the material in generic format. This is made available in the form of easy to use ‘learning nuggets’ and is complimented with business development information licensed exclusively from one of the market’s best-known providers, Bloomsbury.

Echelon e-Learning provides the electronic systems which enable content to be published, distributed and usage tracked, and offers work-based solutions to a global audience. Now
Echelon’s blended learning based on a bespoke site populated with material selected to support specific courses, builds knowledge prior to the event and refreshes application when back at the desk.

About Echelon Publishing
Echelon technologies help organisations place solutions at people’s fingertips, whether solving everyday business and work-related problems or helping gain qualifications and continued professional development.
Echelon:
• Has a content management system enabling informational or learning material to be developed or converted into XML so that it can be published and distributed in text and/or via the web.
• Has a learning management system to provide ready access via the web to highly structured information, which is easily searched and retrieved, and whose usage can be tracked and learning logged.
• Publishes and/or reformats content for professional bodies and commercial organisations to help students and employees maintain or develop requisite skills throughout their careers.
• Supports people from the outset of their careers in working with professional bodies to develop and deliver the learning content required by students in preparing for examination.
• Frees up the knowledge and learning contained within a business so that people have ready access to these resources in helping them to solve problems or develop their careers.

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