Today was our Open Day as part of Gloucestershire College’s role in Becta’s Technology Exemplar Network.
The focus was not just about how Gloucestershire College use technology to enhance, enrich and support learning, but was also an opportunity for delegates to discuss, debate and have a conversation about Web 2.0 and Social Networking.
The day followed an “unconference” style format with the emphasis on discussion and debate, and less on presentations and “sit and listen”.
We advertised the day with the following:
With the wealth of learning technologies and web 2.0 tools and services available to Further Education, this open day, will provide an opportunity to see how Gloucestershire College are using learning technologies to enhance and enrich learning. The open day will also give you an opportunity to discuss and debate with others how Web 2.0 and social networking can be used in Further Education.
The day will focus on the use of Web 2.0 and Social Networking and how they can be used to enhance teaching and learning.
The day will also give you an opportunity to tour the college to see how we use ILT and how we have embedded learning technologies across the curriculum.
The day will consist of a formal introduction followed by semi-structured unconference format in which delegates will be invited to discuss, show and tell, collaborate, share and learn. The day starts at 10.00am and will finish at 4.00pm
As well as learning from us, we want to learn from you.
I was very pleased with the way the day went. The delegates really enjoyed the day, the tours, the discussions and lunch!
Plenty of time for coffee too.