Catalyst proposed a two hour workshop for key individuals within the Off Campus team to define the key e-learning outcomes of the project, a Moodle audit to identify key skills gaps and a selection of the most suitable Moodle tools to work with.
The follow up training would constitute 12 days of consulting and training, constituting 96 hours over a 3 month period.
During these sessions, Catalyst would advise on course, module and activity design, the creation of H5P resources, advanced grading and pedagogy advice, and use of OER and digital assets. This would ensure that the lecturers’ presence was always felt by the students, even if they weren’t online at the time, providing consistent feedback loops thanks to a variety of formative assessment activities.
Catalyst would support Bolton University staff with the re-validation of two Pre-Masters Programmes for online delivery. Continuity of consultation was provided by Sam Taylor (Learning Technologist at Catalyst) during the validation process. The Pre-Masters progammes included, MSc Cloud and Network Security, MBA Executive Islamic Insurance and Risk Management. Working together with key staff within the University, Dr. Julian Coleman – Dean, Off Campus Division, Professor Satya R Shah – Professor of Supply Chain and Engineering Management. Sa Thin Wetsandornphong – Link Tutor & Lecturer.
Sam delivered and met with individuals and small teams to offer guidance on tools and activity design and welcomed regular feedback. Four slots were offered each week for tutors to reserve.