Schools - Appointment of Digital Learning Coordinators

My suggestion is each school has a digital learning coordinator appointed to help structure, plan and set-out the learning schedule for classes, and in time and resources permitting, this can be adapted to an individuals learning needs. This maybe difficult and expensive for schools to set-up in the short-term, however expertise form industry could be called upon and learning from schools in the private sector or appropriate state schools may be helpful. Involvement of PTA's or parents may be helpful in drawing support from suitably skilled people to help structure the approach

Why the contribution is important

There is a greater dependency for online teaching and whilst teacher's have been fantastic in supporting kids in getting accustomed to a new way of learning, there are common practices and approaches that could be applied through a more structured digital learning pathway, with a focus not only on learning but collaboration, wellbeing and participation. It is impossible for a teacher to be at the end of a collaboration tool, responding to chats, mails, queries, whilst trying to set-out learning plans and interact with the class. Equally, it is not practical for parents who are home working to be supporting their kids with their learning schedule, preparing snacks, lunch etc. Whilst this is not an overnight solution, there is an opportunity to take reference from schools in councils who are more digitally capable, or to take learning from private schools who have an established online learning capability.

by HelloScotland on May 10, 2020 at 09:47PM

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  • Posted by cbellat May 10, 2020 at 21:55

    Interaction is the key. Don't just send stuff. Implement zoom style classes to explain what needs done. Sending work over that day does not give parents time to plan and organise interesting ways to deliver.
  • Posted by Jammie May 10, 2020 at 22:12

    Setting up Zoom-style classes is exactly the sort of thing such a post-holder could do.
  • Posted by ardoch May 10, 2020 at 22:27

    This would be great if its focus is on providing structure and some kind of virtual teacher interaction eg through zoom or team calls. We are fortunate to have the digital capability at home but my daughter doesn't associate home with classroom learning and it is a battleground just now. With some accountability to the teachers I think it could be made to work over a longer period. Without that there will be a large group potentially falling behind really badly if this goes on for months.
  • Posted by Lambertos May 10, 2020 at 23:53

    What percentage of children in Scotland have access to reliable technology that will allow them to participate in a digitally based learning environment? Unrealistic idea - unless you want to create a market for i-Pad based drug dealing.
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