We are currently running nine Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) digital projects across the country with a December 2018 completion date.

Topics being researched include:

  • Investigate the effectiveness of assessment feedback delivered via digital mediums
  • Transforming TLA through the use of digital educational technology (social media)
  • Freestyle Feedback
  • Increase the progression rate of L2 learners through digital feedback
  • Study Supporters – unlocking social capital to support outcomes in maths and English
  • Digital Educators’ Programme
  • Empower staff to promote and use digital technologies to meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • Digital Community of Practice
  • Engaging staff with using digital technology within teaching, learning and assessment.

You can see the providers involved in each project and read the first set of newsletters that describe what each project hopes to discover in our first blog on this topic.

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 measurable improvements in the learner experience. A number of our projects focus on “Giving constructive feedback though EdTech”.

These projects focus on the cascading of effective practice in the improvement of teaching, learning and/or assessment using digital technology. They seek to evidence the best ways to apply and share effective practice in the use of technology to achieve measurable improvements in teaching, learning and/or assessment.

Each project provides an update on progress and findings to date on their termly newsletters. See the October update in our ETF Blog for the latest newsletters.

The projects are now complete and you can read the final newsletters and case studies from each project on our blog.

You can also follow #digitalETF #OTLAdigital on Twitter for the latest updates.


Find out more about the full Outstanding Teaching and Learning Assessment (OTLA) programme. The OTLA projects focus on provider and practitioner defined problems, often linked to a current theme important to the sector. They centre on developing evidence based solutions to improve teaching, learning and assessment.