The Learning Centre
Welcome to the Learning Centre
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- The New Learning Centre
- Library & Information Service
- Library & Info Online
- IT Help
- Assistive Technology
- LC Mission Statement
- Services and Information
- Two Cross-college Learning Resources Centres offering Library and IT facilities for clustered programme areas in an integrated blended learning space (allowing differentiation in teaching and blended learning approach). PCs are available for drop in use and for class bookings. The main Learning Centre is on two floors and has been designed to support Employability skills and the use of digital technology. It has two bookable rooms for use by classes and two bookable Learning Pods for collaborative use by groups of students or meetings of trainer/employer with apprentices there are two sets of drop in PCs for individual use
- Provision of a range of resources in print, audio visual and online formats. Ensuring that online resources are easily accessible remotely from the campus via authenticated internet access
- Provision of a range of IT facilities including Assistive Technologies. One member of LRC staff leads, ensuring cross-team understanding on LRC support for users with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. They also work very closely with key members from the Additional Support Team (ALS) who have responsibility for supporting learners with assistive needs in the Skillzone.
- LC Partners have been put in place to support Curriculum teams with Technology enhanced Learning and producing online learning materials for their students. They also provide support with ensuring the correct resources, reading lists etc are in place to meet the needs of the students
- 1:1 support for staff in IT, e-learning and Information Skills
- Staff Workshops in IT, e-learning and Information Skills
- Targeted Staff Development initiatives to support key changes within the College such as Moodle upgrades, new software or digital initiatives collaborating with TEL Specialist and ALPs
- The LC has:
- Joint administration /responsibility for Moodle VLE in collaboration with TSU and Overt Software
- Membership of external collaborative partnerships including: Excellence in e-Learning and Excellence in Learning Resources Forums ; Moodle User Group (YH-RSC); CoLRiC (Council for Learning Resources in Colleges) CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Associated Member of ALT (Association of Learning Technologists).
- LC Manager and team have given significant support to HE team to enable successful Validation of HE courses with Open University, Enhancement and Development meetings, subsequent Scheme Board Reviews and also new validation of courses with Huddersfield University and whole team support to Learner Voice and Let’s Talk by supporting and accommodating surveys. E-Learning Support officer has produced FAQs section on Moodle to support Quality Manager.
- Collaborative support for e-safety and safe-guarding in liaison with Student services team using Moodle.
- Collaborative support of TEL specialist in supporting the roll-out of the Digital agenda to all teaching staff
- Strong proactive support for all staff in the use of Moodle both Student Moodle and Staff Intranet
- 38 PCs for drop-in use plus a further 12 PCs for quick access
- A dedicated Maths and English workshop room for students to have 1:1 drop-in help or specific skill workshops. This also provides a place for those who need other types of support eg for Dyslexia
- Assistive Technologies area in one of the Learning pods where learners with extra needs are catered for. PCs set up with assistive software and hardware to support this. Assistive Technology Additional Learning Support (ALS) staff support this
- Services and Information is not available
The New Learning Centre
Calderdale College Learning Centre (CCLC) has experienced significant changes in last few years in term of technology and physical space. Now it is easy to retrieve information by using different tools such as computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The area supports and enhances the Digital and Employability skills of the College
CCLC is a newly redesigned Learning Centre situated on B and C Floor. B-Floor has the main public circulation areas; flexible meeting and exhibition spaces, a Reading room; event spaces for the use of Student Advice and Guidance open days and evenings and Parents' Evenings. There is space for new books and technologies. On both floors book shelves and study areas have been created for students with their learning needs in mind along with easy access to online and print resources. CCLC is designed to suit individual study or project work in groups. It has two Learning Pods for collaborative study, an open flexible study area, a skills room for meetings and group studying, a Maths and English room with dedicated support to help students improve their skills and a computer drop-in area. On the Mezzanine floor (C) there is a computer drop-in area, open study space and a skills room for taught sessions. It also houses books, DVDs, Journals and magazines relating to Art and Design curriculum.
Social Media and Social networking Sites
The Learning Centre aims to provide users with all the information and resources they need to complete their studies. Currently the LC Twitter page is in its initial stages and we are trying to use this as a platform in the future to promote new books, Book of the Month and Learning Centre Opening Times also working on to launch a Facebook page for the Learning Centre as well which will be launched soon to promote the Library (Learning Centre) services.
Shona Lavender LC Manager
Last updated July 2017
Library & Information Service
Learning Centre Main Desk: 01422 399350
(Renewals, reservations, queries)
The LC Admin Office: 01422 399313
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HE, Access and Professional Studies Students and Staff
You may be able to renew resources on loan to you. Come into the Learning Centre in person or telephone 01422 399350 on or before the due date.
If you wish to renew when the LC is shut you can leave a message detailing your name, student/staff ID number and the resources you wish to renew. They will be renewed when the LC reopens.
Overdue items will be charged at 5p per day, per item.
All lending resources (books, DVDs, etc) can be reserved. There is no charge for this. You can do this online through your Library Catalogue account or ask at the Help Desk.
Once a reserved resource is returned to the LC we will contact you by telephone. You can collect the resource from the Help Desk in LC 1 on B Floor where it will be kept for one week.
Library & Info Online
The Library Service provides access to quality, online resources to help you with your learning. These are available from the E-Resources Index. This page can also be accessed from the link on the front page of Moodle.
If you need help or support in accessing these resources please talk to a member of staff in The Learning Centre.
Training and Coaching:
The Learning Centre can provide help and training in various IT skills including Microsoft Office, Adobie Photoshop, video editing.
Your College IT accounts gives you access to Email, Office 365, Moodle and more, both on Campus and from home. The Learning Centre PC's offer Office, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Sage on selected PCs. If you can't find the software you want, ask a member of staff.
A selection of IT help sheets to support your learning when using our Assistive Technology software. Some are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Reader to be available on your computer.
Links to helpbooklets, a Powerpoint guide and online course to show you how to do
references, reference lists and bibliographies according to the Harvard style.
LC Mission Statement
LC Service Overview and Key Priorities
The Learning Centre is responsible for managing the Library and Learning Resource Services (LCs) for the College
Staffing consists of LRC Manager, 2 LRC Administrators (job share), 1 IT Supervisor, 1 Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist, 5 full-time LRC Support Officers and 4 part-time. All have specific expertises such as e-Resources/e-learning, Assistive Technologies, Audio-visual Resources, IT /digital skills and Library Information Skills.
Main activities include:
The direct support of learners (both in College and WBL) to enable them to study efficiently to produce accurate, well-researched coursework of a high standard and to support independent learning, by providing:
The direct support of staff (teaching and Business Support) to enable them to up-skill their IT, e-learning, Digital and Information Literacy skills – enabling them to give higher quality support to learners and College services by providing:
LC Manager and team have continued to expand the use of the Skillzone to support curriculum and Additional Learning Support and curriculum areas. The area houses:
A Study Area for study with tables and chairs for individual or small groups to work
A bookable Skills room with facilities for projection, 5 PCs and study tables
A Quiet Reading room (fully stocked with all levels of fiction including Easy readers and Specialist Dyslexia materials) has also been provided to be used by individuals or tutors – to promote Literacy and also provide a quieter area for learners to read and study. The use of the reading area has expanded and targeted collaborative support for Adult Literacy, Employability and Life Skills and ESOL Learners has been very successful with excellent feedback from tutors involved and a Bronze Award for the college from the Six Book Reading Challenge. This has included use of various types of tablets and e-readers to accommodate and support a variety of learning difficulties.
A Mezzanine Floor – which house 40 PCs for drop-in and group study, Books and resources for Art and Design a Bookable skills room with facilities for projection and 18 PCs