Across the UK, work-based learning providers are facing the challenge of using technology to support teaching, learning and assessment across curriculum areas in working environments.
Providers need to develop flexible and appropriate methods of course delivery and assessment, and technology can support access to ‘any time any place’ learning that is essential for learners in the work place.
Providers also need to engage strategically with businesses and other stakeholder organisations, and digital tools can help communication, and information and data sharing.
What you can do
Support using digital technologies
Learners may need some support with their digital capability. Our detailed guide to developing digital literacies offers some ideas and resources to inspire the development of these skills, knowledge and experience.
You’ll also want to support your staff as they adapt to new technological working practices, and our quick guide is designed to help enable your staff to work with digital technologies.
Mobile technologies can be used for learners in a range of contexts. Our mobile learning guide will give you practical advice about how to get started.
With the growing number of options, choosing the right technology can be a challenge. Our guide to selecting technologies is designed to help you to choose the right tools for your requirements.
Use open educational resources
Open educational resources are freely available online and anyone can use them. Knowing about these resources and how to find them is useful for tutors, lecturers, assessors and learners.
Engage with social media
Social media plays an increasingly important part in the learner journey, both for teaching and learning, and ongoing engagement. Our article explores why educators can’t live without it.
Finding alternatives to travelling to meetings and conferences can bring savings of time and money. Our guide explores how collaborative technology can reduce costs and our carbon footprint.
Another focus point is around education and business and community engagement (BCE). Our guide explores how online tools can support collaborative working.
Planning and preparation
Strategic planning is essential for success when introducing technology into work-based learning. Areas you may want to consider include infrastructure, staff development, digital capability, motivation and quality.
In a period of rapid change across the education sectors, our detailed guide explores the change management process in more detail and can help you feel prepared.