ILC Welcome Video
Our ILC website is packed with a wealth of information about Independent Learning at the Higher Colleges. Watch the video for a quick tour of the highlights.
Our common over-arching mission statement guides our work and reflects the values, beliefs, philosophy, and culture of ILCs at HCT. Click here for further details.
Our ILCs are some of the best in the world, employing a team of talented specialist educators, who provide front line support for the teaching and learning activities at our campuses, helping improve student learning, retention, and success. Click here for further details.
Our policy document recommends that every campus has an identifiable Independent Learning Centre (ILC) with staff, equipment, facilities and materials sufficient to help students with independent learning assistance and support in developing the HCT learning model of independent, life-long student learning in accordance with the HCT Graduate Outcomes. Click here for further details.
Why we Love the ILC!
A faculty survey of college services highlighted the Independent Learning Centre’s popularity with a satisfaction rate averaging 86%. Eight well-known and experienced teaching faculty discuss the positive effects of the ILC on their students. Click here to read.
Some of the best in-house digital materials ever to come out of HCT from the pen/mouse of Stephen Dersley (Ex-SMC College). 15 fabulous iBook that accompany the Pearson Level 3 Foundations English iPad materials. All iBooks provide extended reading, vocabulary, and listening activities. Tap to download
ILC Apps & Software
Our ILCs subscribe to various apps, software and online resources to support various key skills. Click here for details
ILC Staff Directory
The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential ILC personnel at the Higher Colleges of Technology. Click here to read
ILC Minimum Standards
The minimum standards for an Independent Learning Centre at the Higher Colleges of Technology are intended to provide a benchmark against which ILC’s can be funded, developed and evaluated. Click here for further details.
ILC Best Practices
A notable accomplishment in 2012/13 was capturing ILC best practices across our 17 campuses with ILCs submitting successful ideas and offering on-going support for implementation to other ILCs. We had an amazing 57 best practice ideas recommended, everything from advice on starting a Korean fan club to offering workshops to the local community. Click here for further details.
ILC Action Plan
The ILC Coordinators meet regularly throughout the year, reporting on progress and to discuss key issues and new developments. We also collaborate on our annual ILC action plan projects which offers collective solutions to common issues. Click here to find out more
Effective iPad Methods
A collection of iPad best practices, effective methods and key activities that HCT practicing teachers have found to be successful over the last 12 months. Click here for further details
Digital Media Skills
Learn how to create content in a variety of forms, making use of language, images, sound, and new digital tools and technologies. Click here to find out more.
ILC Job Description
So what does it take to become an Independent Learning Centre Coordinator at the Higher Colleges of Technology? Click here to find out.
10 Years of Innovation
A recently published article tracing the development and innovation of the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) at Abu Dhabi Men’s College (ADMC) from its humble beginnings to the present day. Click here to read
ILC Annual Report
The HCT Independent Learning Centre Annual Report highlight the accomplishments, activities and projects that occurred during the AY 2012/13. The 94-page report includes a message from Dr Phil Quirke, Executive Dean of Foundations - Academic as well as contributions from ILC Coordinators across the colleges. Click here for further details.
ILC Peer Review Prgm
A major milestones in 2012/13 was establishing an ILC peer review evaluation programme, with the first ever ILC peer review taking place at Al Ain Women’s College on June 12th 2013. Click here to read
FND Spelling Bees
Practice quizzes based on the weekly vocabulary quiz lists for Foundations Level 1, 2 and 3 for Cycles 1, 2, 3 and 4
Click/Tap here to access the quizzes