• This area allows you to download zipped versions of the OSL and BOLD Units in standard Moodle 2 .mbz format. These may then be uploaded and adapted for use in your own Moodle 2.3+ site. They may function in Moodle 2.1 or 2.2 but this cannot be guaranteed. All units are "bare-bones" and will need enhancing with images and other content to engage users.

    Please note that there is no available technical or other support for these courses - once you have uploaded them to your own Moodle you should test functionality and suitability to your purposes and assign the relevant support staff (where relevant) to run the units.

    Please see the "About the OCNWMR BOLD and OSL Accredited Courses/Units" area for more information, details of OCN registration and conditions of use. Worcester College of Technology takes no responsibility for the uploading or use of any of these units on Moodle sites outside its control.

    Worcester College of Technology is also able to run cohorts through all or any of the units on your behalf. For more information contact our Director of ILT, Peter Kilcoyne (pkilcoyne@wortech.ac.uk).

    Self enrolment: Moodle 2 backups (.mbz format)
  • This area sets out the background to these courses, and briefly summarises their content and prerequisites.

    Self enrolment: About the OCNWMR BOLD and OSL Accredited Courses/Units
  • OCNWMR BOLD (Blended and Online Learning Delivery) Course: Unit 1: Blending Traditional and Online Learning Techniques
    This is the first of three units (Blending Traditional and Online Learning Techniques, Structuring a VLE Course and Promoting Active Learning Online) which make up the OCNWMR BOLD qualification (Blended OnLine Delivery). All units are aimed at teachers who are relatively new to the use of online technologies to deliver or support learning.
    This unit introduces you to changes which technology has brought to teaching and learning, and considers learning theory to n relation to the structuring and planning of blended learning techniques. It also focusses on tools and content which might be used to address differentiation to extend, enhance and support a range of learner abilities and explores assessment methods and VLE tools which might facilitate assessment. You will identify opportunities for using both online and traditional teaching techniques within your planning learning.

    Self enrolment: BOLD Unit 1: Blending Traditional and Online Learning Techniques
  • OCN BOLD Course: Unit 2
    This is the second of three units (Blending Traditional and Online Learning, Structuring your Moodle VLE and Promoting Active Learning Online) which make up the BOLD course (Blended OnLine Delivery). All units are aimed at teachers who are relatively new to the use of online technologies to deliver or support learning. This Unit has five sections and a series of practical exercises for to be completed. The focus of the unit is on skills and pedagogy to equip teachers with the ability to think about, plan and develop blended learning programmes on a VLE - in this case using Moodle.

    This unit centres on actual development of a Moodle course, rather than training for training sake, but background information is included to support you when needed. You will find links to techniques and concepts in the boxes on the left and right.

    Self enrolment: BOLD Unit 2: Structuring a VLE Course
  • OCNWMR BOLD (Blended and Online Learning Delivery) Course: Unit 3: Promoting Active Learning Online
    This is the third of three units (Blending Traditional and Online Learning Techniques, Structuring a VLE Course and Promoting Active Learning Online) which make up the OCNWMR BOLD qualification (Blended OnLine Delivery). All units are aimed at teachers who are relatively new to the use of online technologies to deliver or support learning.
    This unit introduces you to the use of online technologies to promote active learning and to engage learners in collaboration and interaction to enhance and deepen their learning experience.

    Self enrolment: BOLD Unit 3: Promoting Active Learning Online
  • OCNWMR OSL (Online Skills for Learners) Course: Unit 3: Building a Professional Online Presence
    This is the first of three units which make up the OCNWMR OSL qualification (Online Skills for Learners). All OSL units are aimed at learners who are reasonably computer literate but wish to gain specific new skills. This Unit has six sections, covering some basics on the way search engines index and find information and how they can work best for you. We also discuss ways in which you can judge the credibility and accuracy of data and how to reference the information you find online. The focus of the unit is on finding, evaluating and using online information.

    Self enrolment: OSL Unit 1: Search Engine and Online Information Skills
  • OCNWMR OSL (Online Skills for Learners) Course: Unit 2: Using a VLE for Learning
    This is the second of three units which make up the OCNWMR OSL qualification (Online Skills for Learners). All OSL units are aimed at learners who are reasonably computer literate but wish to gain specific new skills. This Unit has four sections, and is intended to support the use of a Virtual Learning Environment by studens as a resource for enhancing learning. Clearly, the content and usefulness of a VLE area is largely dependent on the aptitude and enthusiasm of the teacher(s) but learners can bring their own skills into use as well. It is these skills which this unit is intended to create and build upon.

    Self enrolment: OSL Unit 2: Using a VLE for Learning
  • OCNWMR OSL (Online Skills for Learners) Course: Unit 3: Building a Professional Online Presence
    This is the third of three units which make up the OCNWMR OSL qualification (Online Skills for Learners). All OSL units are aimed at learners who are reasonably computer literate but wish to gain specific new skills. This Unit has four sections, including some research into types of online presence, some practical consideration of e-safety, and a  practical exercise to be completed. The focus of the unit is on equipping learners with ways of moving forward to publicising their skills or services online in efficient and effective ways.

    Self enrolment: OSL Unit 3: Building a Professional Online Presence