Accrington and Rossendale College

 Vehicle maintenance and repair: formative and summative assessment resources


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Direct link: https://sites.google.com/site/elearningaccross/home – this does not require a login.

Via Jorum for download and upload to VLE: http://find.jorum.ac.uk/?q=ilrforskills+AND+Accrington+and+Rossendale&q-submit=Search


Commissioned content: A set of five digital, interactive resources to support formative and summative assessment for Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, featuring elements of gamification, videos and interactive scenarios. SCORM-compliant versions will be made available to track learner engagement.

Project contact: Kelly Giordano

Richard Kelly, The Director of IT and Facilities, has written the following about the project:

Pedagogy: We tried and tested a number of delivery techniques during the project and have spent time reflecting on these. We are particularly proud of the video content, especially the parts that combine narration with on-screen graphics and diagrams. In future, we would focus much more on this method, using this medium to explain the intricacies of the more technical elements of a topic.

Further to this, we found it beneficial to structure the content around a lesson plan which describes how each element can be used; not simply what each element is.

Process: Whilst our objective was to create e-learning objects, fundamentally we wanted to test a developmental process: Can a tutor with little or no subject specific knowledge work with a curriculum team to develop high quality e-learning materials? In short, the answer is yes. There are a number of success factors to consider: the skills of said tutor in winning hearts and minds, keeping the project on track and focusing on the pedagogical value of the resources are key. Furthermore, it was beneficial to bring in professional expertise with storyboarding, production and post-production/editing of content.

This is a process we will continue to develop and embed across College.

Project summary: This project will create 25 to 30 interactive learning objects covering many common aspects of Health and Safety in construction. Topics covered will be mandatory in both NVQ/apprenticeships and BTEC (Construction and the Built Environment) at all levels and is therefore a particularly reusable and useful set of resources. This engaging, interactive multimedia content will contain: • Videos to introduce the topics, highlight importance and demonstrate good practice. • Audio narration throughout and text on screen to aid accessibility. (PDF transcripts will be available for accessibility software.) • Short quizzes including formative and summative assessment material where appropriate. • Printable worksheets and other relevant documentation. Benefits of these resources for the learner is that they would be able to access the topics online or offline, in classrooms or off-site as appropriate. This will not only engage learners, but also assure offsite learners (apprentices) are not disadvantaged by not having constant access to a tutor.


 

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