Issues such as secure transfer of student data, accreditation of prior learning, flexible access to learning and career planning and curriculum partnerships between institutions, employers and community groups all require innovative 21st century solutions.
Our effective practice guide, learning in a digital age, provides an overview of the different ways in which technology can make a difference in this context. Its case studies give an insight into the achievements of the programme with individual examples also available on video.
To help institutions enhance their provision in this area, we have supported toolkits to assess work-based learning maturity and overcome some of the linguistic barriers to partnership working in curriculum development.
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Our podcast, 'curriculum change: designing for the future' discusses the institutional advantages of making curriculum processes more responsive to the needs of non-mainstream students.
Stories from our distributed e-learning regional pilots [via the UK Web Archive] show how technologies such as e-portfolios and social media can support progression between stages of learning. Our guide to e-portfolios and lifelong learning provides further guidance on bridging the gap between one educational context and another.
Our Southampton Solent University video on e-portfolios and personal development and career planning provides the detail from one institution’s perspective, while our quick guide provides an overview of all the ways this versatile technology adds value to lifelong learning and workforce development.
We are continuing to help institutions remove barriers to scaling up online learning, make the most of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in further education and skills, and are promoting better understanding of collaborative online tools for business and the community. We also aim to advance the role of technology in developing student employability skills.
You may also be interested in our from prospect to alumnus project which helps universities and colleges develop joined-up, dynamic business systems and processes to support lifelong learning.