Net Trainers and Learning Pool
I am just back from two weeks of holiday, so forgive me if this all went quiet.
I am enjoying the Net Trainers course a lot, but am well aware that I do not know what kind of content I would offer as an e-trainer. I don’t have a degree (to tutor A-Levels) or A-Levels (to tutor O-Levels, etc).
My first idea was that I would be offering familiarisation modules for using Word, Internet, etc – but there are so many excellent resources already online it feels like re-inventing the wheel. I started to focus on particular training for the library where I work – both for staff induction and for assisting the public who use our People’s Network PCs to access the Internet from the library.
This led me to noting that Cardiff Council have begun to offer brief modules for staff training using Learning Pool – and I managed to get a place on a two day course for designing new modules, or customising existing ones. I now have access to a Moodle Learning Environment, and the motivation to create some specialised, library focused modules to supplement the general ones available.
Perhaps this career shift may drift towards creating and supporting learning modules, rather than directly tutoring people.
I don’t really know yet, as I am groping forwards to a way of working from home, so that we could move to the country with the dog!
Learning Pool have started WordPress blogs, which you can find here (permanent link in sidebar).
I think these are still in development, but I wanted to make the link now, as this blog of mine is still fairly sparse (although I have plans).
Thanks to them for the support so far, and the easy access they have offered me. Excellent stuff, great idea.