e-learning

The role of the e-Library and Shared Space to support your community

This is a podcast of a workshop which will demonstrate the NHS Scotland e-Library, how to access it and how to register for a password; the Shared space tool which provides a virtual workspace to support the sharing knowledge and learning and how to use the online discussions. Discussion of the role of communities of practice in supporting e-learning and how the tools could assist the development of these communities is also included.

Learning object repositories for social work education

This podcast is an interview with Neil Ballantyne on the topic of learning object repositories for social work education.

Reusable Learning Objects and Learning Designs

This podcast is of a workshop presented at the E-learning in the Workplace conference in January 2007. The workshop commences with an introduction to the Reusable Learning Object (RLO) project at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), a demonstration of RLOs followed by a brief introduction to pedagogical design guidellnes. Participants will brainstorm a learning design for an RLO in pairs or small groups using the RLO-CETL Pedagogical Design Sheet. These designs will then be presented and discussed.

E-Readiness in the Social Care Sector: Building the capacity for e-learning

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a research programme with the following objectives: to establish whether the social care sector in England is ready to maximise the use of elearning in terms of technical and organisational infrastructure and in terms of the availability of e-learning content for social care; to provide an assessment of the current capacity of the social care sector as a whole to use and produce e-learning, in particular in internet-based learning, and to exploit its full potential in pursuit of improved services for users

Developing the use of online blended learning with adult literacies learners in Scotland : an overview of the E-learning Support Project, September 2008-March 2009

Report charting the progress of a project developed by Learning Connections to help literacies practitioners in Scotland incorporate online learning into their work with adult literacies learners. The report details some of the online resources developed as a result of the project.

Teaching guide to the Social Work and Law e-learning resources

This guide outlines the teaching and learning aims of the Social Care Institute for Excellence's interactive e-learning resources on law. These resources are freely available to all teaching staff and students of the Social Work degree and are designed to engage groups and individuals through simulations, quizzes, games and video and audio, which help bring the topics alive. Moreover, they are supported by evidence based research bringing out key issues and provide full referencing of the legislation.

Values, parenting and professional roles

All of us who work with families carry into our work a whole set of beliefs and values about family life and how children should be cared for. This learning object is designed to make you aware of these personal values and how they might impact on your practice. This learning object explores the way that personal values can effect the way you deal with families and seeks to help make practitioners aware of the impact and implications that this can have. You will be asked to capture your initial thoughts relating to 3 case study images depicting different aspects of family life.

Study skills

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at study skills and covers giving presentations; developing thinking skills; a guide to the web; learning online and the importance of interpersonal skills.