Transcription – which formats are suitable for your organisation?
Transcription is a varied field, with multiple options for accessible resources which cater to different needs. While having a variety of formats is extremely important, especially with statistics showing that 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight every day, the amount of choice can make it difficult to know what formats are … Continued
VR Training – An Interview With A Simulation Specialist
C-Live, our VR training platform is operated live in real time with the avatars responding according to the performance of the participant in their training session. I interviewed Natalie Preece, one of C-Live’s Simulation Specialists to find out more about what her job entails and what it takes to work as a Simulation Specialist at … Continued
Customer Service Simulation Training – Improving Staff Skills & Confidence
Experiential learning, often hailed as the learning technique of the future, advocates developing new skills through first-hand experience rather than relying on theoretical knowledge. This form of learning seems particularly suited to training within the hotel and customer service industries where it seems obvious that handling challenging situations would be more beneficial for employees than … Continued
Teacher Confidence: How can it be improved?
Teacher confidence is something which is difficult for trainees to learn during their initial training, but is nonetheless vital for success in the education profession. It has been said that school improvement is more likely to be achieved where “individuals feel confident in their own capacity, in the capacity of their colleagues and in the … Continued
Dyslexia was recognised in the Rose report of 2009. It is also recognised as a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The Rose report acknowledged that expert views agreed that, “…dyslexia is a developmental difficulty in language learning and cognition (and that)…the debate…should give way to building professional expertise in identifying and developing effective ways … Continued
EdTech in 2018
If a week in politics is said to be a long time, then a year in EdTech is more like a millennium, which can make it hard to pinpoint exactly what we will see from EdTech in 2018. Generally EdTech develops to meet a specific need or challenge in education. Sometimes ‘mainstream’ Tech is appropriated … Continued
Experiential Learning – Enhancing Classroom Management Skills
Experiential learning, the process of learning through first-hand experience, is not a new concept, with Aristotle famously stating that “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” Studies have found that experiential learning is a particularly useful tool for preparing trainees for classroom management, with substantial … Continued
An Interview With Connect’s Lead Braille Designer
What does it take to learn braille? Connect’s Lead Braille Designer, Emilia discusses the learning process and describes what a typical day in the studio is like. Can you tell us a bit more about your role at connect? As Lead Braille Designer, I oversee the modifications, transcription, and quality control of all braille products. … Continued
SEND Consultancy – is it still relevant?
Jo-ann’s gaze slipped away to the window as a large white snowflake hit the pane of glass level with her nose. A covering of white dust blanketed the yard and had blown over onto her bicycle that had been tucked inside the bike shed. Snow, she loved snow, but hated the thought of the slushy … Continued
SEND CPD Training – Is More Needed?
Home-schooling has been in the news again recently, this time relating to the number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) who are home-educated, and it brings to mind personal experiences of when this had to happen in our household for similar reasons to those that one of the parents gave in the news report. … Continued