Jisc is inviting proposals from training providers in the further education (FE) and skills sector, in England, to develop new online interactive resources for apprentices.
We are looking for bids between £5K and £30K, with over £400,000 available in total for development of learning content.
The new interactive resources created during this opportunity will enable providers to move towards a more blended learning offer. This is a high priority at present as providers are now required to measure the amount of online and blended delivery they offer as part of the FELTAG report.
Jisc is inviting proposals from a number of vocational areas:
Broadcast / digital media production
Classroom assistant / childcare
Construction / bricklayer
Creative industries / theatre tech / scenery workshops
Creative industries / fashion / upholstery
Food / live events
Health and social care
Horticulture / heritage sector
Rural / land-based
Successful proposals will have to demonstrate considerations of metadata, ‘curriculum mapping’ and Creative Commons licences are an integral part of the proposal to ensure the resources are discoverable, relevant and recyclable.
The aim is that these online interactive resources will help to improve access to and exploitation of open educational resources (OERs). The commissioned content will be deposited on the national repository for open educational resources, Jorum and made available for teachers and learners to share and exploit.
Ruth Hansford, manager of the interactive learning resources for skills project at Jisc, says:
“There is a time-honoured teacher tradition of spending evenings creating learning materials, taking them into work and swapping them over the photocopier. But how do teachers in the FE and skills sector locate and exploit suitable learning content in the digital age?
We’re offering the possibility to create varied and high-quality multimedia and interactive content which will be available to all in the sector.”
The deadline for proposals is Thursday 16 October 2014 at midday. If you have any questions please contact Ruth Hansford, firstname.lastname@example.org.