University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 17: Finding the right technology for learners with a visual impairment

Presented on Thursday, 8th December 2016

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 17
Number of Respondents: 13

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise



Content and supplementary material



How will you use what you have learned today?

More detailed assessment as well as current to determine best assistive technology solutions.
Investigate settings on iPads asap - lots of very useful technology on hand immediately.
Yes - use the forms/liaise with ASN ICT. Arrange for demos
Have a better knowledge of types of technology available for my pupils. Help when assessing for technology.
Investigate more about technology that I have seen today.
Have some ideas of useful features of the technology we can help our pupils with.
Has enhanced knowledge of range of technology available and how to assess in a thorough manner.
Follow up on introduced software/hardware.
Yes. Use online video tutorials to revisit some of today's information to operate equipment, hot keys, etc.
I will think more about which technology would suit each individual pupil. I will regularly research new technology.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation



Pacing of course/event



What was best about the course/event?

The assistive technology demonstrations. It's always tricky when demonstrating IT.
Knowledge and practical session to get to know products. Discussing products with colleagues.
Variety of equipment to view.
Finding out about technology that I was unaware of and the possibility of using it in my school.
Good to see lots of different technology.
Good range of technology discussed.
Enjoyed seeing various technologies.
Seeing available technology.
New information on latest technology.
Hardware. Open forum to ask questions, share info.
Good explanations and demonstrations of each piece of technology. Hands on part was interesting.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More demonstrations and information given by the tech expert, Ruth. Jo kept moving about setting technology up while the other presenter was trying to speak - very distracting. Too much time sitting around waiting on things to load. Idiots guide to using the iPad/commonly available IT would have been great to take away. Lots of the content/key words used were beyond my level. Sadly, this course was not for me.
Tech speak/products unknown so go a bit over my head at times.
More practical activities (stations).
More time for hands on.
Room very warm.
Not enough hands on. Less of a sales pitch. Bit more knowledge about the equipment on show. Time wasted due to 'fiddling'.
Explain things in more detail.

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 7
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 3
Colleague: 2
Other (please state): 1 (no details)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Counselling skills.