|HCT Independent Learning Centres||
Welcome messages from Dr Phil Quirke, Executive Dean of Education & General Studies and Peter Waters, Manager of Applied Learning, Central Services.
The HCT Independent Learning Centres are a key support facility around campuses all over the country. They provide a unique HCT environment for students to continue their studies outside the classroom in a supportive, learner-centred atmosphere.
Whether students are highly motivated and looking to build on their B grade or struggling to understand the complexities of language, the ILCs provide them with the technology and personal help they need.
Each ILC has a distinctive flavor echoing the campus and community they belong to, and these individual traits are mirrored in how every ILC works with students on their unique learning needs emphasizing the learning approach and style that can best meet those needs.
I have always believed in the power of ILCs to make a difference in student learning by increasing motivation, learner independence and confidence.
Dr Phil Quirke
Executive Dean of Education & General Studies
Independent Learning Centres have long existed at the Higher Colleges of Technology since the first one opened in 1994 at Abu Dhabi Men’s College as part of an on-going strategy to engage students in a computer-based online learning environment and away from a classroom-based teacher-centred environment.
Nearly twenty years on, our ILCs remain a crucial part of our students’ college life and 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.
This website showcases the amazing diversity and innovation that exists in our Independent Learning Centres across the Higher Colleges, each one uniquely different, suiting local demands and student needs, yet adhering to our common over-arching mission, which guides our work and truly reflects what our ILCs do on a daily basis across our colleges.
Manager of Applied Learning, Central Services