Student CoPs – study skills and peer support

September 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

 

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Great news from the Student CoP side of the project in Coleg Llandrillo this week. In line with Phase II of the project – extending DL initiatives and developments across the network – ACCESS Health tutors fully support the meeting of student minds from Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg Menai in a Moodle study group.

During our baseline review of student online study groups and current CoP activity related to course work in Phase I, we identified an online study group hosted in Moodle and moderated by a course tutor for ACCESS Health students. This was a vibrant and active group, supported and encouraged by tutors and had proven itself to be a very successful study aid. There were very few examples of this type of study support in the College and the team felt it would be beneficial to roll out the model on different campuses. Coleg Menai ACCESS Health learners took part in the video interview series for PADDLE and it was felt that the approach and attitude to learners and staff on ACCESS courses there would be a good fit with current activities in Coleg Llandrillo.

Contact between the project team and tutors was made early in September 2012 and all parties are committed to engaging and supporting learners in this way. A recent merger and the development of shared systems between Coleg Menai and Coleg Llandrillo also provide a suitable workaround for access issues to Moodle study groups. Tutors from both campuses can also be enrolled to moderate and support their learners. Student groups will be added and introduced over the next few weeks, with the project team being involved in target setting and moderation.

A very encouraging cross-campus development!

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