Online delivery in FE and skills
Part of an ongoing programme of work to encourage innovative projects in the UK further education (FE) and skills sector
1 year and 7 months
Ended 31 Jul 2015100%
£50k to £250k
This work includes the updating or repurposing of publicly-funded resources to improve their accessibility and meet the requirements of new technologies.
Each project was funded to contribute to the key policy priorities for the sector, namely:
- Developing new uses of technology and/or the innovative adaption and rollout of technologies
- Overcoming barriers to the adoption and use of technology in the sector
- Integrating new technologies
About the projects
Projects funded in the area of online delivery are listed below.
IT learner improvement
Canterbury College is developing an online platform that will deliver an e-learning IT course. This will bridge the gap that has been identified between entry-level IT courses and the Level 2 ECDL course.
Toolkit for assessment
City of Glasgow College is creating a replicable, scalable, sustainable framework for e-assessment in education. This will enable institutions to identify and overcome barriers now and in the future. As part of this process, a toolkit of resources will be developed, which will better enable the use of technology in the assessment process.
MOOCs for the community
Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College is implementing a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. It will offer free courses open to the community with the aim of breaking down barriers to participation through offering a supportive, integrated online learning experience and true any time/any place learning opportunities as a first step to education, training or employment.
Online community for swimmers
The Institute Of Swimming is developing a range of resources including to support retention of learners. This includes an online community, through PebblePad, which is to enableAdvanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) learners to participate in collaborative learning, reflection and peer support and a training programme for the tutor/assessors to support learners on the community in PebblePad.
Teacher training resources
Redbridge College is developing an online course about how learning technologies can be embedded in the delivery of teacher training courses such as Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), City & Guilds Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).
Sport and leisure apprentice support
TyneMet College is using existing technologies to develop and create new digital material that will be delivered online to apprentices working in sport and active leisure.
This project ran until summer 2015