Staff and institutional development 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 4 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 staff and institutional development are listed below.
Babington Business College is creating a flexible training programme supporting staff in developing the skills and confidence needed to make best use of technology to benefit learners and their own development.
Online support for car companies
Moodle usage analysis
East Riding College is developing an “off-the-shelf” toolkit which can be used by colleges in the sector to analyse the ways in which their Moodle virtual learning environment (VLE) is being used, by linking Moodle with other data stored in college management information systems.
Gower College Swansea is integrating the use of electronic signatures into college processes and procedures. Specifically, the project will seek to rationalise the student funding and bus pass procedure by embedding technology into the workflow.
Hull College Group is developing Mozilla Open Badges which can be issued to their students on completion of their ‘Progression Passport’ which is a mechanism to map and deliver the overall student programme.
Online QA and assessment support
Reaseheath College is creating a set of online resources to support staff delivering higher education (HE) programmes in FE colleges. This will enable them to work within the quality assurance and assessment frameworks relevant to HE, and to produce a ‘toolkit’ of resources. These will enable other institutions either to adapt the project outputs to their own needs, or to replicate the whole process within their own institutions.
Online support for family learning programmes
Sutton College of Learning for Adults is consulting with family learning providers to understand barriers to using technology. After which they are identifying tools that can be contextualised and embedded to support family learning programmes and creating an online training and support programme for practitioners in this area.
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This project ran until summer 2015