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Building Bonds with New Learners

Many providers will be welcoming new learners in September. Esther explores some ideas for helping tutors and learners to bond with each other and their peers online.

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Active Learning in the Digital World

Active learning is the opposite of passive listening. Esther explores some key teaching methods and a range of digital tools and techniques to help.

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Live online classrooms – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your live onlive teaching session interactive, engaging and accessible for your learners.

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Online meetings – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your meeting interactive, engaging and accessible for your colleagues

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Webinars – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your webinar interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

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Bins and recycling – digital skills are essential

Esther talks to Jamie and Vinnie who are loaders for RCT Waste Services. Digital Skills are becoming more important in their jobs as they collect more data on their rounds.

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Digital Diamonds

Esther Barrett tells us about a new community of practice for Essential Skills Wales Digital Literacy practitioners and managers in Wales.

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Crafted Teaching, Splendid Learning

Esther reflects on the nature of teaching as a craft and why we must thread digital skills through the objects and activities that we create.

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Are robots taking our jobs?

Esther Barrett looks at artificial intelligence and how it’s changing the modern workplace. Are our apprentices and trainees ready? This post is adapted from her keynote at the NTfW Teaching & Learning Conference in March 2018.

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Five top tips for delivering live online learning

Scott, Esther and the Jisc training team reflect on the first two Jisc online workshops and provide their top tips for things to look out for when delivering live online learning.