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Tech for Teaching and Assessment

These training sessions are designed to help participants to explore how ‘cloud’ technology and devices like tablets and mobile phones can be used to engage learners and improve assessment and moderation processes.

You don’t have to be a computer whiz or tech expert to attend these sessions – as long as you are comfortable using the internet to search and download resources, email attachments and manage files, then you will be fine.

If you would like one of the sessions delivered to a group at your centre, please contact training@ocnlondon.org.uk to organise an in-house training session.

Assessment without Paper

The Assessment without Paper half-day session looks at how online and mobile technology can be used to assess learners' understanding during lessons and provide evidence of achievement for internal and external moderators.

The hands-on session covers:

Audio tools for teaching, learning and assessment, including using free online tools to record your voice and make podcasts and how to prepare audio recordings for internal and external moderators.

Using mobile and cloud tech in a practical setting for teaching, assessment and feedback.

Participants should bring their own laptop and a pair of headphones. If you own them then you can also bring your own smartphone, tablet or headset.

Christine Ely, one of our Quality Reviewers, attended the Assessment without Paper session on 27 April 2015: 'I found it very useful. There were a number of tools which could be used by centres for teaching using interactive discussions and quizzes that used mobile phones as well as computers.  It was also useful to see the number of other things available on Google Drive.'

The training is delivered at OCN London, 15 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, EC1V 2SF.

You do not have to be an OCN London Recognised Centre or delivering OCN London qualifications to attend this training session.

OCN London Recognised Centres and Members Price: £95
Non-member price: £125 

For upcoming dates and to book your place, see the Training Calendar

Lesson Planning with Online Tools

The session will introduce you to online curation tools that can support, enhance or even replace traditional lesson planning techniques, with a hands-on focus on two contrasting tools.

One tool allows you you 'curate' (or drag!) web based resources such as videos, web pages and images onto an online lesson plan with each component on a numbered tile. The other uses a Post-It style interface to collect session materials together.

At the session, you will be able to create at least one resource using each tool (Blendspace, Linoit) with extension and advanced activities for those eager to move further.
Learners should bring their own laptop.

£95 for OCN London Recognised Centres and Members
£125 for non-members

The session will be held at OCN London, 15 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London, EC1V 2SF.

For upcoming dates and to book your place, see theTraining Calendar

iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning

Focussing on a range of tools this session will look at how iPads and tablets can be used to create resources and how they can be used in sessions to support and enhance teaching and learning.

Learners should bring their own iPad or tablet. While the focus is on apps for iPads, many of the apps are also available on other operating systems (Android, Windows etc.).

£95 for OCN London Recognised Centres and Members
£125 for non-members

The session will be held at OCN London, 15 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, London, EC1V 2SF.

For upcoming dates and to book your place, see the Training Calendar

ePortfolios and Digital Tools for Assessment and Moderation

The ePortfolios and Digital Tools for Assessment and Moderation half-day session will teach you how to set up and manage an e-portfolio system using tools and software that are available online for free, such as Google Drive.

The session will cover:

  • examples of e-portfolios made with free online tools that are professional looking and easy to navigate;
  • how to set up and manage whole class folders of evidence;
  • how to use a single shortened URL to one core document that is all internal and external moderators need to access work;
  • using quick and easy audio tools for you to record feedback.

Used successfully, ePortfolio systems can streamline the quality assurance process. This system, which uses Google Drive or free online file storage sites like box.com, has been recommended by our Quality Reviewers as intuitive to use, making it easy for them to locate work, feedback and internal moderation records.

Through the 'tech for teaching' ethos of delivery, the session will also introduce you to apps and online tools that you can use in your own lessons. Beyond ePortfolios, our tutor has lots of ideas about how you can use cloud technology for collaborative working both in the classroom and amongst colleagues to improve your learners' experience.

The training is delivered at OCN London, 15 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, EC1V 2SF.

Participants should bring a laptop. You will need to set up a Google account and a box.com account before the session, if you don't already have them.

You do not have to be an OCN London Recognised Centre or delivering OCN London qualifications to attend this training session.

OCN London Recognised Centres and Members Price: £95
Non-member price: £125 


For upcoming dates and to book your place, see the Training Calendar