Case study 7: Click here: navigating the teaching qualification in FE
This case study (no. 6) on navigating the teaching qualification in Further Education - online distance learners around their Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) by Lucy Golden, Glynis Gibbs and Helen Booth can be downloaded from the link on the right.
Having taught art and design since 1983 in schools and in the college sector, in England and Scotland, Lucy Golden has been working since 2005 at the University of Dundee, as a lecturer in education. Her long term interest in learning (and when it does not happen) has further focused upon the context of e-learning at a distance, since the programme on which she teaches, went online in 2006. She reports that "engaging all our professional adult learners with a well designed, vibrant and interactive virtual learning environment has proved to be an exciting and on-going challenge!"
Glynis Gibbs originally graduated from St Andrew’s University as a science graduate and began her teaching career after 10 years of working in the catering industry, having returned to study business at a post graduate level. She joined the University of Dundee TQFE team in April 2008 as a part time teaching fellow. She still works in the FE sector and has taught a variety of business subjects at two colleges for the last 27 years. Her research interests are:
- Enhancing the learners’ experience of on-line delivery
- Encouraging self reliance and resilience in learners,
- Increasing self direction in learners.
Helen Booth is a Learning Technologist in the School of Education at University of Dundee. She supports staff by providing pedagogic guidance especially in the areas of technology assisted, blended and online learning at the School.