Student development and employability 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 student development and employability are listed below.
Barking and Dagenham College is creating a wizard for students to create their own mobile apps to support their entrepreneurial business ideas.
Tracking student progress through Moodle
City of Liverpool College is developing a Moodle portfolio plugin for students to populate with text, video image and sound evidence. This allows both student and tutor to track progress from within the virtual learning environment (VLE).
VLE design through Google Apps
Hull City Council is using Google Apps to design and implement a comprehensive VLE across three learning sectors; adult learning, apprenticeships and higher professional learning. The aim is to improve learner retention and success rates. Read the project blog.
Improving language skills
Knowsley Family and Community Education is improving learner language skills through the use of phonetic structures embedded into video-based learning technology.
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This project ran until summer 2015