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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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It Can Wait

It Can Wait | technologies | Scoop.it
Texting while driving causes over 100,000 crashes a year! Take the pledge to never text and drive at itcanwait.com. #ITCANWAIT
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Safeguardiing/eSafety within most learning providers fails to highlight dangers like these...
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While texting-and-walking may present minor bodily threat to large inanimate objects and brisk speed-walkers, texting while driving or operating heavy machinery literally kills.
The potentially deadly practice, thankfully, is beginning to get the attention it deserves.
AT&T, in their “It Can Wait” campaign, has championed the anti-driving-and-texting initiative with videos about the dangers of driving distracted. I hope it works.

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Safeguardiing/eSafety within most learning providers fails to highlight dangers like these...
Pay Attention
While texting-and-walking may present minor bodily threat to large inanimate objects and brisk speed-walkers, texting while driving or operating heavy machinery literally kills.
The potentially deadly practice, thankfully, is beginning to get the attention it deserves.
AT&T, in their “It Can Wait” campaign, has championed the anti-driving-and-texting initiative with videos about the dangers of driving distracted. I hope it works.

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DSA - Safe Driving for Life

DSA - Safe Driving for Life | technologies | Scoop.it
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This text-based, no-frills site has some sections that are light on content.
However there is lots of useful information to help visitors to develop and/or improve driving skills.
Separate sections are provided for...
- learners;
- experienced drivers and riders; and
- professionals - such as lorry, taxi and bus drivers.
For learners there is advice on a wide range of topics including...
- finding an instructor to prepare for the driving test; and
- choosing the right car or bike.

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Jamie's Home Cooking Skills

Jamie's Home Cooking Skills | technologies | Scoop.it

Home Cooking Skills provides advice and help for learners studying BTEC courses (Level 1 & Level 2).

 

Course materials are broken down by category, making it clear which recipes (levels 1 and 2), fact sheets, activity sheets and skills videos or images are relevant to each section.

 

Related information, that could be used to expand lessons, are also provided.


The links page is well worth a closer look, to see other websites providing useful information or activities.

 

Relevant to every category are fact sheets on Food safety...
– Avoiding cross-contamination,
- How to handle food,
- How to cook safely,
- Setting up your kitchen,
- Understanding the eatwell plate and
- Sharing food - How to Pass It On.

 

These are useful, as reference materials, throughout BTEC courses so that learners gain thorough understanding of the content they cover.

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Be The Beat

The American Heart Association teaches learners the basic steps of CPR and how to use an AED, with games, music and videos, plus loads of cool prizes to make learning fun and rewarding!

 

Using On Be the Beat, learners can explore the heart, view a healthy vs unhealthy heart and perform virtual CPR during a cardiac arrest. The interactives have extremely life-like graphics and can be manipulated to view the heart under a variety of circumstances.

 

The CPR simulation is excellent.

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The laptop at home. Vodafone

The use of mobile devices for leisure or work can bring great benefits; adopt healthy habits when using them, such as correct posture, regular breaks and a correct adjustment of the equipment.
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SafetyPhoto

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The purpose of the SafetyPhoto web site is to provide free practical information and resources that might be helpful to qualified safety practitioners.

SafetyPhoto is a one-stop shop for photographs of...

* hazards;
* poor working procedures; and
* near misses in the workplace.

Accidents and lessons learned from them also feature.

The photographs are ideal for presenting a range of situations, dilemmas, and/or problems to be solved. Learners can be encouraged to spot/find hazards and/or to present clear Health & Safety issues based on their knowledge and opinions. Learners will approach this in a variety of ways, which in turn, will lead to rich conversations about safety rights and responsibilities etc.
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Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK

Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK | technologies | Scoop.it
Enter a location, local authority, postcode or constituency to compare statistics, information and intelligence about cancer across the UK
John Dalziel's insight:

This website provides lots of hard,reliable data about the prevalence and treatment of cancer in arears of the UK.
To view information just enter...
- a post code OR
- the name of any local or healthcare authority.
Users willbe provided with data that includes...
- average waiting times;
- incidence of different types of cancer per 100k people; and
- mortality figures.
Two areas can be selected and therefore compared.
Statistics are well presented and should prove useful to those training to be healthcare professionals as well as a source of data for Statistics etc.

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Food Standards Agency

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The Food Standards Agency is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK.
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The Food Standards Agency is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK. They work with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations and have staff who work in UK meat plants to check that the requirements of the regulations are being met. They also commission research related to food safety. These YouTube Video Clips are ideal resources for Food Hygiene and other courses.

At the time of posting there are 4 playlists (22 Videos) namely...
- Handwashing (3 Videos)
- Food safety coaching (11 Videos)
- Food Safety Week (7 Videos) and
- Hygiene Ratings (1 Video).

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Skillfulsenior

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One for ACL Providers - Skillful Senior is a computer skills site for the older beginner/learners to learn the IT/ICT skills they need.

 

The site has interactive animated tutorials that teach...

- a bit about ergonomics (how to use your computer in a way that won’t result in pain)

- how to use a mouse,

- the arrow keys on the keyboard,

- how to email their grandchildren

- get medical information on the Internet and

- touch typing.

 

Each tutorial is helped along with a voiceover by a digital character. They CAN do it all!.

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Medical Animation Library

View these medical animations as provided by the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

 

The University of Pennsylvania Health System provides nearly 200 video animations and explanations of injuries, diseases, and body systems.

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Health and Safety for Beginners

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Health and Safety for Beginners (HSfB) provides...

* health and safety downloads;
* support for health and safety courses;
* toolbox talks;
* careers advice;
* discussion forums and much more...

The added bonus - it's all FREE! - the entire collection of revision aids and downloads are provided to help with various courses, including...

* NEBOSH General Certificate;
* NEBOSH Fire Certificate;
* NEBOSH Diploma;
* NEBOSH Environmental Diploma;
* NVQ 3, 4 & 5;
* MSc;
* PGCE and many more.
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Workplace Safety at Safe Workers (UK)

Workplace Safety at Safe Workers (UK) | technologies | Scoop.it
There are so many hazards in the workplace, from accidents to bullying.

SafeWorkers was formed to offer a unique reference point on workplace safety.

Workplace safety affects us all...
It doesn't matter whether you're...
* an employer;
* an employee;
* a self-employed trader; or
* a director of a large company.
You might even be...
* a customer who uses a shop; or
* a client who visits business premises.

Workplace safety matters to everyone.

Despite this, many people don't know their safety rights and responsibilities. Others may be aware of basic principles, but still need further advice and help.
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