Cardonald is leading the way in e-learning
10 July 2012
The British Council has commended MoTiVaTE, a European technology-based education project involving Cardonald College Glasgow, at its 7th eTwinning UK National Awards.
The project saw colleges from across Europe – Scotland, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Romania – working together to produce a range of mobile learning materials such as podcasts. Over a two year period, the group of lecturing staff and students met five times to share skills and to produce new learning resources.
Commenting, Cardonald College Glasgow’s John Edmonstone said: “The project allowed us to showcase how modern technology like GPS, MP4 and video production software can create exciting and interactive teaching materials.
“From start to finish that project was about how technology and improve learning. At the evaluation stage we even got the student to feedback on their experiences to camera and we have created a DVD instead of a traditional written evaluation.”
Motivate was one of 17 outstanding projects commended and it was praised for its use of mobile technologies in vocational teaching and education.
Commenting, one of the judges said: “A great example of how technology can support collaboration and engage learners and teachers to create and share learning resources.”