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Developing digital literacies for teaching administrators


Working towards CMALT

By Stefanie D Anyadi, on 25 March 2012

We’ve this week had the second workshop for teaching administrators working towards completing the CMALT portfolio. Our first cohort consists of 20+ teaching administrators and other support staff, divided into four mentor groups. We’re running workshops to give some structure to the completion of the portfolio and to facilitate group working and mutual support, and have already seen a lot of sharing of good practice. The first workshop, about a month ago, looked at operational issues.

At this week’s workshop, Rosalind Duhs from UCL CALT gave an interesting presentation on E-learning/distance learning: Using moodle to extend student learning. The material from the presentation and subsequent discussion will be useful for the part of the portfolio on Teaching, learning and/or assessment processes. A further four workshops have been scheduled.

CMALT is an important component of the project in a number of ways: it provides a supported certification option for teaching administrators while encouraging reflective practice; the workshops provide a forum to share ideas and identify and spread good practice; it is envisaged that the CMALT qualification can be accredited as part of an AUA qualification, which the Digital Department and the AUA aim to establish. The material produced will (where permission is given) contribute towards a UCL Teaching Administrator handbook, a collection of reference material which will be another important output of the project.

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