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NOTES OF MEETING

 

 

COURSE/PROGRAM

GNVQ intermediate and advanced key skills in information technology

 

 

DATE OF MEETING

11 Oct 99

 

PRESENT AT MEETING

Frank Pettitt, Elaine Evans

 

APOLOGIES

None

 

STUDENT RETENTION

STUDENTS ENROLLED

NO. LEFT

% RETAINED

16

1

94%

 

STUDENT ATTENTION & PUNCTUALITY

Student attendance was satisfactory although some students tended to arrive up to five minutes after the lesson started.

 

STUDENT PROGRESS

Despite the wide difference of IT skills attainments in the class prior to their starting the course it was felt that all students had achieved the aims set for them so far in respect of assignments set and skills achieved.

 

 

 

LEARNING SUPPORT

Some students would benefit from learning support, especially in terms of application of number and writing.

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Course strengths

Staff experience: both members of staff present at the meeting had extensive experience stretching back many years in teaching IT to often poorly motivated students.

Learning material: both members of staff had built up considerable learning material resources as a result of their many years teaching this type e course

Current weaknesses

It was logistically difficult to liase with other members of key skills teaching because of impossibility of setting a mutually convenient meeting time and because of the fact that these members were teaching on different sites anyway (Charlton, Plumstead, and Burrage Grove)

Student feedback to lecturers & team

The students had no complaints abut the course and appeared pleased with the way this part of the key skills GNVQ program was proceeding. They did, however, regularly experience problems with the legacy system at Charlton. In particular, they had difficulty in switching from Windows 95/98 as used in the library to Windows 3.11 as used in room 101 (although they were repeatedly told to save the word files in the old format if working in the library computers. Also the lack of an Internet connection at Charlton was felt to be a real disadvantage.

Other matters discussed.

Use of filing cabinet to hold learning material in room 101.

 

ACTION TO BE TAKEN

BY WHOM

WHEN

Review of GNVQ ADV course assignments

Frank Pettitt

Oct 99

Request to get Internet connection at Charlton

Frank Pettitt

Nov 99

|Possibility of holding meeting times with more staff

Frank Pettitt

Oct 99