w/c 10 Sept - Met Penny and talked about 'personalising' the ESOL Hammersmith Community page on the Student Portal. Think that this is much better for our ESOL learners as they do not have to try and wade through reams of info to find what they need adn we can personalise the info that is displayed.
Then met with Rachel and David (ESOL PAMs) to present it and get some feedback on what they thought we should feature on it.
a couple of issues - in order to keep it up to date, it's going to take quite a lot of work. I'm happy to do it but I do get collared (as do Rachel and David) to help out with any random IT related ESOL queries which eats into my time! Secondly, that in order to keep students' interest; it will need to be regularly updated. We discussed having revolving levels of resources from Beginner up to Advanced so that various students can benefit.
Back to Penny then with our suggestions and I had a go at putting a couple of links on there - seems pretty straightforward! i'm going to produce a handout for the ESOL team and encourage comments about what we should feature on the page via our ESOL Discussion board. Hope to get some student feedback too - what would they find useful there?