Smart phones and tablet devices offer increasingly diverse ways of communicating which means that certain activities that once might have required specialised equipment are now possible using everyday devices. This mainstreaming of technology has implications for the workforce as well as those who use services.
Aeminar to explore the educational potential of Mindreel, a database containing more 100 films about mental health. The films are freely available to all, and some may be downloaded for educational use.
Half day workshop in conjunction with SSSC.
Designed for people with a role or interest in designing or delivering learning. The workshop will introduce some simple tools (RSS news feeds, social bookmarking and Twitter) for finding, organising and sharing web-based resources. The workshop will also look at the potential of iTunes for finding and sharing learning materials and encourage you to think about creating your own podcasts using Garageband or audioboo.
Mindreel, the database of films about mental health, has been completely overhauled and redesigned to firmly establish its place as an important and invaluable educational resource.
It now hosts just over 100 films, and there are a few more in the pipeline. The new features include:
Keith Quinn, Senior Education and Workforce Development Adviser with SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council), describes an e-learning model which uses the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) console to deliver on‑the-spot training in the workplace. Markers (like a barcode) are inserted into training manual or materials. When the PSP is pointed at the marker it triggers a video to illustrate the learning point.
Monday 24 October is the closing day of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
IRISS held the launch of its Leading for Outcomes series, which is designed to support teams towards an outcomes-focused approach to service provision on the 24th of June 2011.
Using the guides in practice: the statutory sector and training. Martin Kettle, Glasgow Caledonian University and South Lanarkshire Council.
Professor Joan Orme and Roisin McGoldrick, Glasgow School of Social Work. 9th April 2009, University of Strathclyde.