UCL News


New learning technology service launched

16 September 2003

UCL's Information Systems (IS) has launched a new service for academic staff, to promote and support the use of learning technology.

In response to a successful web course tools (WebCT) training day in 2002, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning approved TQEF funding for two Learning Technologies Support Officer posts in order to organise support and training. Staff interested in utilising learning technologies within their teaching should use the service as a first port of call.

A formal training course, 'Getting started with WebCT', was launched in July 2003. Aimed at those who have little or no experience of WebCT, it covers the establishment of a WebCT course and the pedagogic aspects of being an online tutor. The two-part course lasts four hours in total.

For those already running a WebCT course, a workshop is held every Thursday, 2pm- 4pm, in the Open Learning Centre, 1-19 Torrington Place. The workshop provides support and training on specific areas either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. Reservation for these sessions is essential.

The support officers also provide individual support through web-based and paper resources to answer queries or provide one-to-one training.