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Two employees of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are benefiting from undertaking University of the West of Scotland’s Certificate HE in Digital Learning Design.

 

Barrie Wilson and George Burton are both currently undertaking the course which is aimed primarily at working professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of digital learning design.

 

The course enables students to develop an understanding of learning technologies and their application to effective learning, as well as acquire and critically apply knowledge and skills in digital learning development and implementation.

Commenting on the course Barrie Wilson, Learning and Development Advisor (Digital Learning) at SSSC, said:  “The way people learn is changing. There are much less opportunities for face-to-face training and digital learning has greatly increased.

 

“The course modules cover the fundamentals of effective learning design; user experience; learning in a networked world; and assessment and recognition of learning. We also have an opportunity to apply all the knowledge and skills we have learned in a project.”

The course modules cover the fundamentals of effective learning design; user experience; learning in a networked world; and assessment and recognition of learning. We also have an opportunity to apply all the knowledge and skills we have learned in a project
Barrie Wilson

George Burton, who is also a Learning and Development Advisor (Digital Learning) at SSSC, said: “One of the best things about doing this course has been the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other learning and development professionals in a range of roles and sectors. The course design encourages this collaborative approach, sharing ideas and experiences with other learning and development professionals, which we have all benefited from.”


The course has been designed for professionals in learning and development roles who have a recognised professional qualification for their sector and experience in delivering learning, such as Social Work, Social Service, Health, or Education. The programme addresses a specific skills gap identified by the University’s partners in Health, Social Care, and Education, and has endorsement from industry partners in these sectors.


The programme is delivered entirely online and applicable to any professional who has a requirement to create online content for learning. The activities and assessments focus on the application of learning in the workplace and draw on learners' work experience and practices.

 

For more information on the course which has a September start click here.


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