Digital Learning Ambassadors support staff and learners to develop new digital skills
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Digital Learning Ambassador Scholarships at PROCAT.
Ambassadors are friendly, motivated, a good communicator and passionate about using devices, software, apps and social media for the purpose of learning. Ambassadors will support staff and students to develop new skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning.
Digital Learning Ambassadors are passionate and motivated candidates who have some experience in using technology, for example, devices, apps, software, websites, and social media. They also selflessly dedicate time and energy to working with staff and students. This may be coming into college a little earlier to share the responsibility of running a digital learning breakfast club, or taking part in activities over lunchtimes or after college. They are active users of technology and test out the use of digital tools in their spare time, perhaps at weekends or in the evenings. Communicating with other teaching staff and students is a key element to this role. A willingness to learn and share their learning is a must.
The Digital Learning Ambassadors are working with Katharine Jewitt, PROCAT’s Digital Learning Fellow. Each week, they work on a new digital learning challenge. They are trained in the use of digital technology and as a team, the ambassadors roll out professional development on the use of technology for learning to both staff and learners.
They support staff and learners to develop new digital skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning. Ambassadors are the digital champions to promote, offer advice and support in the use of digital tools in the classroom.
They work as a team to develop a digital learning community to bring together all interested parties, from staff, students and other people from outside the college who are interested in using technology for learning.
Together, the Digital Ambassadors team will co-create toolkits and resources in a variety of formats.
Ambassadors identify and trial new apps and digital tools, learning technologies and examples of best practice. Ambassadors may be involved in hosting online webinars and breakfast clubs to share ideas, new skills and share best practice.