Join the discussion
This event offers staff and leaders from further education (FE) and skills an opportunity to share their experiences and challenges on how technology can support the education and training of their students.
Tuesday 31 October
Tea and coffee will be available on arrival.
Welcome and introduction
Senior co-design manager, Jisc
Update on our FE and skills activities
Designing learning and assessment in a digital age
This session will introduce our new guide aimed at helping you enhance student outcomes through effective integration of digital technologies in lesson and course design. We will ask for your help in evaluating the guide.
As well as providing an opportunity for you to assess your progress towards excellence in this area, the guide provides up-to-the-minute examples of practice and links to hands-on tools.
We also want to hear about your experience of supporting staff in designing technology-enhanced learning.
Tea and coffee break
Almost every job now involves a range of digital skills, yet employers report a shortage in skilled new starters.
Ufi will share the work they are doing to develop digital skills in the vocational education and training sector.
We'll look at two case studies, blended learning essentials: developing digital skills and the Duke of York's digital and enterprise programme, iDEA.
Project manager, Ufi Charitable Trust
The role of augmented and virtual reality in further education and skills training
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are being seen by some as the “next big thing” for education – and their applicability in the FE and skills area is interesting many in the sector.
This session will explore the different types of AR and VR technologies available and their relevance to teaching and learning in FE and skills.
Stephen Smith from Preston College will describe the college’s early steps into this arena and help to show some of the ways to develop teaching and learning with these tools.
Futures senior innovation developer, Jisc
Learning Outside the Classroom Manager, Preston College
e-learning coordinator, Preston College
Senior learning technologist, Leeds College of Music
How much should colleges be investing in AR and VR technologies?
What do colleges need to ensure successful take and use, and to avoid costly mistakes and wasted investments?
What should be the role of the members of the FE and skills coalition in assisting in this area?
Plenary discussion: FE and skills coalition - the way forward
Help Jisc and the other FE and skills coalition partners in shaping the way ahead for these meetings.
Among the areas we are seeking your views on are:
- Location of meetings
- Frequency of meetings
- Format, subject matter covered
- Shorter or longer meetings
Who should attend
Senior decision makers and executives from FE and skills organisations with a responsibility for student experience and its underlying infrastructure
Jisc's FE and skills strategic priorities and opportunities to get involved:
Technology enhanced curricula:
Case studies in digital skills:
AR/VR - the future now?:
Using augmented reality to support learning and teaching in the recording studio environment:
For more information, contact Rob Bristow (firstname.lastname@example.org).