Glasgow East Learning Network
The network is here for every one to use; to learn, to develop skills and to find information. It is available for all people living or working in Glasgow East.
It is run and administered through John Wheatley College but you don't need to become a student to use the network. If you decide to become a student though, you will also get an email account and learner support services.
In the community
The learning network is led and supported by the college but in partnerships with centres and funders, merging college services with the community.
The learning network consists of learning centres located throughout the East of Glasgow, all with broadband internet access through John Wheatley College.
The network provides access to:
- Internet and email services for everyone in Glasgow East.
- Support for IT skills development.
- Literacy skills development support services.
- Local information service through the Pathfinder website,
The local information service through the Pathfinder can give:
- Support to local community organisations and development agencies
- Direct access points through learning centres PCs,
- Indirectly through the community representatives project
- A local starting point for Internet services
- A publishing reference point for local groups, for example Young Voices, young peoples media project.
- To play a strategic and enabling role in the regeneration of East Glasgow.
- To provide high quality community-based access to on-line and other learning resources, which will enable young people and adults to participate in lifelong learning;
- To address serious local issues related to the lack of basic skills (in literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology skills) and low-levels of certification and achievement.
- To enhance the capacity of community organisations to respond to community needs and aspirations.
- To provide access to a wide range of community information through the community portal.
The learning network started out as Greater Easterhouse Learning Network with the following aim:
"The Greater Easterhouse Learning Network will be a major strategic vehicle for delivering the Greater Easterhouse Community Learning Plan. GELN will be the physical and electronic network which supports lifelong learning and community development in Greater Easterhouse.”
Learning theme plan
The Glasgow East Learning Network is working to achieve the objectives of the GCPP Learning Theme Plan, produced by community partners and regeneration services in Glasgow East.
Please report any technical fault within Glasgow East Learning Network.
Technical faults can only be logged by Learning centre staff and volunteers. Please contact a staff member if you are a student, and they will help you.
Policies for GELN
The learning network is supported by John Wheatley College's intranet and services, to help with management, communication and technical support.
Therefore, when using IT equipment in the learning centres, users have to follow the above policies.
Reports and other documents