E-Learning Seminar

16 March 2011, 10:00 - 16:30

This one-day seminar is being arranged by the Unionlearning Skillnet in conjunction with Congress. It will explore options for use of e-learning/distance learning by trade union education & training departments.

Workshop objectives:
- To introduce trade union educators to the principles and practice of e-Learning / Distance Learning
- To examine in detail two online learning case studies (TUC/INTO)
- To initiate the development of a strategy as to how trade unions could start to employ such approaches for "internal" trade union training and to provide wider access to lifelong learning


Chairperson: Frank Vaughan, Director of Learning, Congress
10.00-10.30 Registration, Tea/Coffee
Workshop Objectives and Introductions (Frank Vaughan)
10.30-11.30 General introduction to the content and context of distance learning, and an overview of methodologies and technical platforms (Linda Dowling-Hetherington and Trish Mountjoy(tbc), UCD Centre for Distance Learning)
11.30-12.00 Questions and answers
12.00-12.45 Case Study I: INTO Moodle System (Alison Gilliland, INTO)
12.45-13.00 Questions and Answers
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Case Study II: TUC - Online Training for Workplace Representatives (Craig Hawkins, TUC)
15.00-16.15 Participant discussion on issues raised, and questions & answers session (tea/coffee will also be available)
16.15-16.30 Summary of main discussion points and recommendations for next steps (Frank Vaughan, Congress)
16.30 Closing remarks and end of workshop


The INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

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