By extending educational opportunities, the UK seeks to ensure a future which is economically competitive and socially cohesive. An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society.

Lifelong Learning

By extending educational opportunities, the UK seeks to ensure a future which is economically competitive and socially cohesive. An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society.
 
In this context, educational institutions face a variety of challenges: recognising and accrediting prior learning and experience; sharing learner achievement records securely; supporting remote learners; assessing performance and professional development; and managing mutually beneficial partnerships with employers and community groups. JISC helps institutions address these challenges through innovative approaches to technology, processes and systems.

Key lifelong learning activities

13 Programmes
  • e-Learning Pedagogy programme e-Learning and Pedagogy activities are being broadly grouped under two themes: Designing for Learning (with a practitioner planning focus on e-Learning) and Understanding my Learning (with a learner...

  • e-Learning Frameworks and Tools programme The e-Learning Framework is a service-oriented factoring of the core services required to support e-Learning applications, portals and other user agents.

  • e-Learning Capital programme The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.

  • Strategic Content Alliance The aim of the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by...

  • Developing digital literacies Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital...

53 Projects