A group of Independent Specialist Colleges from the East Midlands have just finished an 18 month project to produce e-safety resources for young adults with learning difficulties. The partner colleges involved were Hinwick Hall, Homefield College, Landmarks College, Linkage Community, National Star College, Portland College and RNIB College Loughborough. The project was funded by the Flexibility and Innovation fund via LSIS. The project was initiated in response to the lack of age appropriate resources for adults with learning difficulties.
The main purpose of the project was to:-
- involve learners in the production of support and guidance materials that they feel comfortable using;
- produce training materials for staff;
- produce guidance for parents and carers.
The final outcome is a vibrant and welcoming website. It is clear that the project group have worked hard to reflect their sector and the client group have contributed to the content, the evaluation and the ongoing feedback and evaluation.
The site contains rich media content including a great video of the Learner Conference in March, some excellent sound bites from teaching staff and an animated video to remind students and staff of e-safety issues.
The project started in January 2011 and has just completed . The site will be maintained and updated for at least two years, until 31st August 2014. It is a great piece of work and all credit must go to the staff and students at the partner colleges.
You can see for yourself at http://www.em-esafetyproject.co.uk/