A number of online courses are being introduced to schools across the whole of Perth and Kinross as a result of the work we are undertaking to develop the Perth City Campus. These courses are self-study online modules that will provide flexible learning options to prepare for work, further study and enterprise.
We are pulling together existing web content via such places as iTunes U and MOOCS*
*Note: MOOCS=Massive Open Online Courses and are provided for free by some of the most respected universities in the world
The courses can be made available in every column as they are self-paced and flexible.
Virtual learning spaces
We will develop a virtual learning space to track and monitor progress on these courses. This will help schools to monitor how these self-study courses are being undertaken by individual learners and give an idea of expected progress at various stages. This is under development and will not be available until late May.
Please note that there is a certain degree of self-pacing and responsibility for self-study required and if schools wish to monitor progress more closely then they will need to devote some percentage of teacher allocation to do so. Some of the MOOCS courses will include e-assessment and a certificate from the provider university on completion, but not all. Perth and Kinross Council will issue certificates on successful completion if there is no university certificate.