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Edinburgh College Collaborates with DU to Create a New Training Course using Social Media

Feb 20, 2014 12:43 IST

    Edinburgh College, United Kingdom has teamed up with University of Delhi, India, to design a new training course through employing the use of social media so that the information/education becomes accessible to all.

    Both the varsities together have designed the Digital Literacy and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Education (D-LITE) training course.

    This new course aims to provide Indian students, teachers and employers the skills to obtain top-notch learning, regardless of their geographical location, by harnessing the power of technology.

    To impart learning, the training will be through Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram. Training with having a span of 2 years will cover most things ranging from instructing how to set up an engaging educational blog by using virtual learning software in like Moodle in the classroom in order to be able to communicate better with the people across the globe.

    For this purpose, already 35 teachers of DU had been trained, while more are soon to travel to Edinburgh College somewhere in April 2014.

    Edinburgh College strives to engage, inspire and excite its students using new technologies for learning which has also become now a chief part of their curriculum, said David Hiddleston, Edinburgh College lecturer in Essential Skills.

    Under this new partnership, 6 students from Edinburgh College will also be visiting India to observe the training and to work with the students and teachers of the University of Delhi.

    With India’s ever-improving internet connectivity as well as growth in economy, DU’s new partnership with Edinburgh College has established at the best time to let embrace both varsities cutting-edge technologies to engage students and be able to prepare them best, for future employment.

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