Free subscription to the ETF’s EdTech and Essential Digital Skills management tool

The Department for Education (DfE) has funded free access until 31 January 2021 to the Management Dashboard facility on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform – the free, online training service from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) for digital CPD.

The Management Dashboard enables learning providers to harness the wide range of free resources and peer-to-peer support facilities on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform as part of a CPD strategy. Providers can track staff training on the platform and report on staff progress at both team and individual levels.

So far, the Management Dashboard has enabled learning providers to support staff EdTech development, linked to the ETF’s national EdTech competency framework, the Digital Teaching Professional Framework.

Now the Management Dashboard will also allow providers to track and support staff development in Essential Digital Skills linked to the national standards published in April 2019.

The new Essential Digital Skills management function will be of interest to providers that are introducing qualifications linked to the new digital entitlement through the Adult Education Budget and want to ensure staff are ready to deliver. It will also be of interest to providers who simply want to support staff in assessing and developing their essential digital skills capabilities.

Already staff from over 1,200 learning providers are using the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform for their digital CPD, with significant increase in interest following the so-called “lockdown” in response to Covid-19, necessitating support for remote teaching and learning. The funding from DfE to make the Management Dashboard freely available to learning providers reflects the growing role of the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform in equipping teachers and trainers to harness technology for supporting learners flexibly and effectively whatever the circumstances. More free training modules will be added this autumn focused specifically on online and blended learning, starting with support for online student induction.

To take advantage of the fully-funded Management Dashboard offer, subscribe on the ETF Booking System.

To find out more about the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, please visit:
https://enhance.etfoundation.co.uk.

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