Working in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and other subject experts we have developed a new Certificate in Digital Learning Design to help people in the social service and other sectors become more knowledgeable and confident in digital learning design.
As it’s important that our learning resources are engaging and effective, two of our own learning and development advisers are undertaking this course over two years, fully online and have completed the first module.
SSSC Learning and Development Adviser, Barrie Wilson said:
‘The way people learn is changing. There are much less opportunities for face-to-face training and digital learning has greatly increased.
‘We have just completed the first module and have learned so much, which we are already applying in our day to day work. The course modules cover the fundamentals of effective learning design; user experience; learning in a networked world; and assessment and recognition of learning. We also have an opportunity to apply all the knowledge and skills we have learned in a project.
‘One of the best things about doing this course has been the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other learning and development professionals in a range of roles and sectors. The course design encourages this collaborative approach, sharing ideas and experiences with other learning and development professionals, which we have all benefited from. The course is for complete beginners through to people who have worked with digital learning for years.
You can find out more about the course directly from the University of the West of Scotland at https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/digital-learning-design/
Developing this certificate supports the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Social Care Strategy which will make sure the social service workforce develops the digital capabilities required to support people using services.