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Technology to Support ASN in Education

Starts 4th February, 2025

10-week course which costs
£ 450 per individual

This innovative and exciting 10-week online course is aimed at educators who would like to increase their knowledge on how technology can expand educational opportunities for learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN), i.e., arising from conditions such as dyslexia, sensory impairment, severe and complex learning needs, autism, and communication difficulties.

The focus of the course will highlight and explore a range of assistive technologies and resources for pupils who require additional support within an educational context to address barriers to learning. You will learn about strategies and processes to help you make the most of technology, either specialised software or tools that are built into the operating system of devices, e.g., Windows, iPads (iOS) and Chromebooks.

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About the course

The course will be delivered online by the CALL Scotland team and includes weekly 1-hour online workshops, supplemented with relevant, practical and engaging resources to support each session.

The online workshops are on Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and are delivered by the CALL Scotland team

Course structure and weekly workshops

On completion of the course, you will receive a CALL Scotland (University of Edinburgh) certificate and digital badge as evidence of your learning.

This is an ideal course for anyone new to assistive technology and ASN and also for those who have some experience – hopefully you will learning something new!

The course is suitable for all teachers, Support for Learning teachers, Pupil Support Assistants and other professionals working with primary and secondary pupils.

If you choose, you can submit a small reflective, practical task to consolidate your learning, thereby offering a unique opportunity to undertake 'practitioner enquiry' to enhance education inclusion.

The workshops are recorded so you can review them at your leisure along with the course resources.

Aims of the course

Learning Outcomes

Comments from previous participants

The opportunity to discuss best practice, ask questions of various professionals contributing to the course. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to undertake professional reading. I really enjoyed the course.
The variety, range and quality of the materials was excellent. The opportunity to hear from others who are working in this area.
The course content was excellent and also the extensive knowledge and experience of the Call Scotland team was very apparent. The opportunity to read so extensively and access to so many online resources. The overall course has had a very positive impact on the development of our service going forward.

Course tutors

CALL Scotland team members Paul Nisbet, Kirsteen Stevens, Claire Harrison, Joanna Courtney, Ceanna MacGregor and Craig Mill are your course tutors – they have many years of experience in supporting learners with ASN using technology.

Further questions

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions before signing up: craig.mill@ed.ac.uk

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