FREE online courses now available
We’re delighted to launch a new series of free, online short courses to help people keep learning, wherever they are, and support Gloucestershire businesses in getting back on their feet.
At GC, we aren’t simply emailing work to be completed and returned, lecturers and staff across the college are using a dynamic range of activities to teach, support, assess and advise our students.
Students are supported through our virtual learning environment, Moodle, packed with course content, activities, space to upload assessments and where they can receive feedback. They're able to attend online lessons using Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Our lecturers continue to guide students, share demos, set work, facilitate peer critique and support them through subject-based Facebook pages.
Our lecturers and students are confidently using Microsoft Teams, webinars and virtual learning environments in many creative and supportive ways:
We ensure we have group and one-on-one sessions to follow up with students. This has involved parents too, so points can be discussed efficiently and parents can understand expectations and support from home.
Across the College, lecturers are using different methods to connect with students and provide an engaging learning experience. Including Discord, a very interactive community where computing lecturers and students can share demonstrations and student work.
Other methods include:
Where required, work is also been printed and posted to learners, so no one misses out.
Alongside curriculum delivery, we're using the technology to offer a wide range of support to students:
The Student Development team are still celebrating those who have achieved 100 hours Continued Professional Development (CPD) and work experience. If you have any further CPD you'd like to log, especially if you are volunteering or working as front line staff, they'd love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank our students and their parents for their patience and understanding during this uncertain time, as well as my staff, whose dedication to their students and their own work ethic is nothing short of admirable.