We have recently bolstered our work in the EdTech and digital learning field of the Further Education (FE) and Training sector by developing our new EdTech Strategy to work alongside a Digital Skills Competency Framework which underpins its delivery. This forms part of our strategy to support the transformation of our country’s technical and vocational education system; with EdTech and Digital performing a crucial role in delivering this step change. You can find out more about both documents in this section.
Our Enhance Digital Teaching Platform has free, bite-size, certified online self-learning training modules mapped to the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (DTPF). The resources is designed to help develop teaching and training practice using technology across the FE sector. We will also continue to support the personal digital skills of practitioners within the sector via our online courses which work to improve your personal digital skills and help to apply those in our in your teaching and learning. We offer a variety of courses which are available to access for free.
Barriers to embedding learning technology
We have also commissioned Sero Consulting to identify and explore barriers and enablers to embedding learning technology in the delivery of teaching, learning and assessment in further education colleges. Key findings of the study and recommendations for training and guidance which might enable embedding can be found in the full report.
Nine OTLA digital projects are currently being researched across the country with a December 2018 completion date. Each project engages a number of FE providers in a collaborative partnership. The OTLA methodology is being used with a learning technology focus and with the aim of achieving measurable improvements in teaching, learning and/or assessment. To keep up to date with the progress and findings of each project, please check the newsletter.
A grants programme has been launched for FE and skills providers to explore how students and staff can work together in their understanding and use of technologies for learning. Find out more about the programme and how to apply on the webpage.
For more information about our EdTech/ Digital Skills offer, please contact email@example.com.