Hillcroft LRC

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LLinoit Natural Remedies by Debbie Greenast week the Learning Resources team worked with tutors on the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Summer School. As well as signing up students to use the graded readers over their course the LRC Assistant used Linoit to get the students to research herbs and spices they might use in a recipe or as an alternative remedy as part of their course. As well as exploring words that described them they also discovered where and how they grew.

Linoit enables you to share photos and sticky notes for free. And you can download it onto a tablet, PC or smartphone.

Our LRC Assistant Debbie Green discovered Linoit at Martin Compton’s presentation Less Teaching and More Learning at Efactor 2014 It’s All About Learning and Teaching organised by RSC London. Having successfully used Blendspace with another one of courses Debbie decided to try out Linoit and linked it into the ESOL Summer School course page on the Virtual Learning Environment. Take a look at Debbie’s effort on her ESOL Natural Remedies 2 Linoit. You can see Debbie’s Blendspace one on our previous blogpost Through the Blender. The LRC team increasingly use etechnology and eresources to hone the Information Technology (IT) skills of students and staff.

For a taste of the graded readers the students borrowed during their Summer School view our catalogue search. You’ll find our graded readers begin at starter level and rise to level 6.

 

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Northern College Library and Learning Support Centre reading roomOn 19 May 2014 our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Manager visited the LRC team at Northern College for Residential and Community Adult Education at Stainborough, Barnsley.

The Northern Residential team is a double Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) Beacon award winner for curriculum integration through their work with students as personal tutors and for integrating the use of tablets into the curriculum for  in the classroom from 2007 and 2013.

The visit was useful for gaining insight and comparing LRC services to learners; induction, support, eresources and stock. As well as the history of the Northern and Hillcroft.

Part of Northern’s Wentworth Castle grounds have been recently restored and are managed by their Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust.

Norhtern College facadeNorthern College Wentworth Castle gardens glass houseWentworth Castle gardens


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