Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

GIFHE is a large and thriving FE College, it is the largest component of The TEC Partnership and serves over 15000 students from areas of widespread social and economic disadvantage. 70% of students are from widening participation postcodes, 30% of students have a learning disability or difficulty and many have very low prior attainment. The majority of HE students are non-traditional entrants and the College offers provision from Early Years through to Master’s provision.

Our Journey With Educational Technology

GIFHE was judged outstanding in 2017, since that time the Office for Students was established, a new FE inspection framework was introduced, there has been significant apprenticeship reform and the Covid-19 crisis has emphasised the need for different ways of working. New approaches are required to maintain excellent teaching, business efficiency and continuity in a substantially different operating environment.

It could not do this without the ‘digital dynamite’ of the Innovate Team. They have transformed the performance of hundreds of staff across a huge geographical area which in turn has transformed the lives of young people and adults returning to education. Not only has this team transformed our performance it has also delivered significant monetary savings in a time of real austerity for the public sector. They are unparalleled in their transformational impact and here to support you on your digital journey.

Resources

A Guide to Teaching and Learning Remotely

This guide aims to support academic staff to rethink and adapt current face-to-face teaching practices to an online or virtual teaching style, in preparation for any event which may require remote teaching, learning and assessment.

A Student's Guide to Remote Learning

This guide supports students who are getting to grips with remote learning for the first time, including submitting work and communicating through conference calls and discussions.



Videos and webinars

Grimsby Institute and Canvas

Grimsby Institute levels the playing field for all its students by providing an accessible, engaging, fun, and exciting learning experience through Canvas. Special thanks to Estuary Student TV for providing footage for this video.

Home Learning…next steps post Easter - An AoC online forum

AoC hosted a free online forum for members on Tuesday 31 March to provide advice and examples of effective home learning. The information shared in the session is crucial to colleges assessing the measures they have in place currently and to plan for any changes and improvements they wish to make ready for the next term so no learner is left behind. GCHQ, Ofsted and Jisc joined to update on online safety, cybersecurity, support for disadvantaged learners.

Creating and Embedding a Padlet into Canvas

A quick guide to how you can create a Padlet and then embed it into the Canvas VLE.

Immersive Reader - where is it?

In this episode we go through how you can access Microsoft's Immersive Reader and where you can access it.

Embedding Mentimeter into Canvas

In this video we look at how you can embed a Mentimeter poll into Canvas.

Intro to Flipgrid with NEW Shorts camera

A short video showing how to get to grips with Flipgrid Grid, with inking to highlight key features, edited video segments and added stickers