The Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Digital projects

Pete Munday
Associate at the Education and Training Foundation 

The ETF has commissioned a series of OTLA Digital projects.   These projects are run by  Creative Education (OTLA South Central) and The Newcastle Group (OTLA NE and Cumbria).

The aim is to use action research to evidence the most effective ways to spread and embed effective practice in the use of technology to achieve measurable improvements in teaching, learning and/or assessment.

The projects follow the process described below:

About the projects

Each project will be producing newsletters to let others know about their project and its progress.  Click on the links below to see the first newsletter from each project.

The first newsletter will tell you about the aims and objectives of the project, who is involved, how they are approaching their task and who to contact for more information.


The 4 projects being run by OTLS South Central – Creative Education




Title Investigate the effectiveness of assessment feedback delivered via digital mediums.
  • Havant & South Downs College
  • Capital City College Group

Newsletter 1




Title “Transforming TLA through the use of digital educational technology (social media)”
  • Lambeth College
  • Morley College

Newsletter 1

3 Title Freestyle Feedback
  • Barnet and Southgate College
  • North Hertfordshire College

Newsletter 1

4 Title Increase the progression rate of L2 learners through digital feedback
  • Abingdon & Witney College
  • Newham College

Newsletter 1


The 5 projects being run by OTLA NE and Cumbria – The Newcastle College Group
1 Title Study Supporters – unlocking social capital to support outcomes in maths and English
  • Newcastle College
  • Carlisle College
  • NOVUS group

Newsletter 1

2 Title Digital Educators’ Programme
  • Gateshead College
  • North Tyneside Council
  • YMCA (North Tyneside)

Newsletter 1

3 Title Empower staff to promote and use digital technologies to meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • Bishop Auckland College
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Darlington College
  • South West Durham Training

Newsletter 1

4 Title Digital Community of Practice
  • South Tyneside Council
  • AutismAble
  • Community First North East
  • Sunderland Home Care
  • Training and Development Resources

Newsletter 1

5 Title Engaging staff with using digital technology within teaching, learning and assessment
  • Gateshead Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Durham County Council
  • ALD Hairdressing

Newsletter 1


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