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Bridging the Gap - Preparing Students for the Expectations of Higher Education

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Kate Molloy

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Bridging the Gap - Preparing Students for the Expectations of Higher Education

Expectations at Second Level
Key Skills at Second Level
Information Processing
What are some differences between the sectors?
How can
help "bridge the gap"?
Consider your audience - Your students' needs should be implicit in choosing your teaching methodologies. We are responsible for preparing them for the future.
Research - Keep up to date on current trends in teaching methodologies in all sectors.
Open your mind - Don't focus on just your own sector, explore key skill and learning technologies from both areas.
Utilise resources - Use the following Symbaloo webmixes to help you decide which technologies will work for you:
Source: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Senior_Cycle/Key_Skills_Framework/KS_Framework.pdf

What is expected of students going in to higher education?
Source: http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DigitalSkillsFrameworkHE.pdf
Technology in Second Level

Availability - often relying on freely available resources
VLE - Edmodo, Google Classroom, possibly Office365 or Moodle
Flipping the classroom is possible with effort and support
Multimedia - YouTube, Vimeo, Screencastify, Movie Maker and iMovie ( digital storytelling), Prezi, Sway and PowerPoint, podcasting with Soundcloud (or similar) and Audacity
Assessment tools - Socrative, Kahoot, Google Forms (Flubaroo)
Technology in Third Level
Better resources available to instructors
VLE/LMS - Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, Canvas
Blogs, journals, discussion boards with VLE and external
Multimedia - Kaltura, Panopto, Camtasia
Assessment - MCQs deployed within the VLE, Socrative, Pearson VUE, Turnitin
Flipped learning - video lectures
Digital Storytelling and student video projects
Kate Molloy

Twitter: @hey_km

Email: katiemolloy@gmail.com

Source: https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Digital-Strategy-for-Schools-2015-2020.pdf
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