Julia Belgutay

Online learning: colleges’ tips for success

Despite the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine, many FE colleges are still following blended learning approaches, and this may continue well into next term. But what does good remote learning look like? Staff at four colleges tell Julia Belgutay about how they have made it work

The secrets of colleges’ success with online learning

As the students at Inverness College UHI log on for their remote classes, even those who are normally most reluctant to switch on their cameras have no concerns about doing it on this occasion.

Today is pyjama day. That doesn’t mean it is a case of students secretly keeping pyjama bottoms on while making sure that their top half looks presentable; this is a day when everyone is encouraged to wear both halves of their pyjamas to learn – and that includes their lecturer.

“Once they were all in their jammies, they just relaxed into it,” says Sarah Sutherland, an accountancy lecturer at the ...

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