Echelon online teacher training debuts at Kuala Lumpur education show in support of London College of Professional Training

London, UK: October 2007

Echelon Learning’s online, interactive programme ‘Teaching Best Practice’ is being shown for the first time at October’s British Education Supplies Association’s seminar exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (BESA KL).

The programme is being demonstrated by the London College of Professional Training (LCPT) in support of its Life Long Learning Teaching Qualification.

LCPT is the first UK college to pilot the new suite of teaching qualifications (QTLS) for Edexcel by distance learning, employing interactive, intranet-based teaching and learning modules that use video to highlight examples of best practice in teaching and learning.

Sponsored by the UK Trade and Industry, BES KL takes place 23rd – 24th October 2007 at the Kuala Lumpar Conference Centre and is attended by Heads and teachers, local government, education business providers, agents and distributors.

LCPT was chosen to represent the British Accreditation Council and Edexcel because of its reputation as a centre of excellence in the lifelong learning sector. The LCPT stand is shared with the QCA and York University.

Echelon’s ‘Teaching Best Practice’ provides interactive, intranet-based teaching and learning resources for both new lecturers to build classroom skills and for existing teachers as part of their continuous professional development (CPD).

Using video footage of classroom scenarios, the programmes cover topics such as student punctuality; classroom management; adapting tasks to different level skills; integrating key skills into the curriculum; information learning technology (ILT); ‘The Wow Factor’, a teacher summary of what makes for the optimum learning experience and conducting student assessments.

Each programme is accompanied by a free downloadable workbook that summarises the learning points covered.

Programmes are suited to team discussion, reflective practice, independent and active learning, college planning and development days, area learning days, centre days and cross-college days and by advanced practitioners for one-to-one support.

The latest programme to be added to the ‘Teaching Best Practice’ series, ‘Student Assessment’ discusses issues concerning the implementation of initial, formative and summative assessment.

Teaching Best Practice is available for purchase or license. Full details and opportunity to download a sample workbook at www.teachingmatters.org.uk or contact Hugh Garai at

Echelon on tel + 44 (0)208 568 1500 email hugh@echelonL.com

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Released October 2007 on behalf of Echelon Publishing by BLP&PR

Media contact: Peter Muir Tel + 44 (0)1296 715228; Email: echelon@pmpr.co.uk

Sales contact: David Hill Tel + 44 (0)20 8568 1500; Email: david@echelonl.com

About Echelon Learning

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance. Its consulting division has won four national training awards for customer service initiatives.

Echelon Learning is a consultancy-led publishing house that integrates electronically-delivered knowledge and learning into the development of management skills and business performance.

Echelon Consulting spearheads the company’s service with the development of new content in meeting clients’ requirements. This is usually derived from analysing employee knowledge and learning needs captured during client learning programmes.

Where appropriate, Echelon Publishing then offers this new content to a wider audience by publishing the material in generic format. This is made available in the form of easy to use ‘learning nuggets’ and is complimented with business development information licensed exclusively from one of the market’s best-known providers, Bloomsbury.

Echelon e-Learning provides the electronic systems which enable content to be published, distributed and usage tracked, and offers work-based solutions to a global audience. Echelon’s blended learning based on a bespoke site populated with material selected to support specific courses, builds knowledge prior to the event and refreshes application when back at the desk.

About Echelon Publishing

Echelon technologies help organisations place solutions at people’s fingertips, whether solving everyday business and work-related problems or helping gain qualifications and continued professional development.

Echelon:

Has a content management system enabling informational or learning material to be developed or converted into XML so that it can be published and distributed in text and/or via the web.

Has a learning management system to provide ready access via the web to highly structured information, which is easily searched and retrieved, and whose usage can be tracked and learning logged.

Publishes and/or reformats content for professional bodies and commercial organisations to help students and employees maintain or develop requisite skills throughout their careers.

Supports people from the outset of their careers in working with professional bodies to develop and deliver the learning content required by students in preparing for examination.

Frees up the knowledge and learning contained within a business so that people have ready access to these resources in helping them to solve problems or develop their careers.

Works with a number of blue chip organisations and professional bodies, including:

COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONAL

BUPA Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Coventry Building Society Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants

Lincoln Financial Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Moat House Hotels Construction Industry Training Board

Modernisation Agency (NHS) Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Institute of Chartered Accountants in E & W

NHS Logistics Institute of Civil Engineers

Vodafone Royal Town Planning Institute

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