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Description
This updated course will familiarise you with the most important aspects of lecturing in a college in Scotland today. The course is aimed at both inexperienced lecturers new in post and also experienced lecturers who want to find out more about  teaching and current ideas on learner engagement.

Audience/Level
College lecturing staff. 

Duration
8-9 hours to work through online content (30 hrs to complete the full Unit - online content, teaching observations and assessment).

Prequisites
None.

Description
This Unit/Course has been designed to help you develop your understanding of cooperative learning, its background and its benefits to learners and to learning. The aim of this programme is to help you understand and apply the principles of cooperative learning to enhance learning effectiveness and the learner experience.

Audience/Level
Teaching and support staff. 

Duration
3-4 hours.

Prequisites
None

Description
This self-study online resource includes a range of information to support college staff completing the Professional Development Award (PDA) Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges. The content and materials is also aligned and mapped to the new Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland's Colleges. 

Audience/Level
Teaching and support staff. 

Duration
8-9 hours.

Prequisites
None.

Description
This course will introduce strategies that colleges can use to ensure that students who are deaf and/or visually impaired have equality of access to further education. In an inclusive college every member of staff has a part to play and something valuable to contribute. Inclusion is not solely the responsibility of the support for learning team.

Audience/Level
In an inclusive college, every member of staff has a part to play and something valuable to contribute. 

Duration
2 hours.

Prequisites
None.

Description
An Educational Support Worker is someone who would normally support an individual to overcome barriers to learning to help eliminate an unfair disadvantage such as a disability. This module should be regarded as an introduction to continuous personal development opportunities and form the foundation for completing the PDA Learner Support qualification.

Audience/Level
Staff in a supporting role within an educational environment

Duration
Approximately 3 hours.

Prequisites
None.

Description
A 6-module course which demonstrates how everyone can benefit from learning more about the data that flows around us. You will be introduced to the basics of data science, covering collection, storage, analysis and application, and given the option to develop a learning activity for students.

Audience/Level
Designed for lecturers, but suitable for anyone with an interest in Data Science/Beginner

Duration
12-15 hours (including development of student learning activity)

Prequisites
None.