Shaping the digital future of FE and skills
The enforced shift to remote and online working and studying caused by the pandemic is the springboard for our new project aimed at realising the potential of technology to benefit the further education (FE) sector now and into the future.
Driven jointly with the Association of Colleges (AoC), the project is bringing together college leaders, teachers, learners, sector bodies and edtech experts.
Phase one - establishing what 'good' looks like
Phase one, which took place throughout June and July 2020, saw 400 delegates actively discuss learner experience, digital pedagogy, digital leadership and system reform. Since then, the group has shared great examples of innovative teaching, learning and assessment practice demonstrated during the pandemic.
This research is included in the group’s first report – including a series of recommendations to government, sector bodies and colleges in order to realise the potential of technology to benefit the FE and skills sector now and into the future
Phase two - building on the report’s recommendations
The next phase is focusing on sharing best practice, advice and guidance, carrying out further research into digital leadership, developing guidelines for learner engagement online and deep-dives including:
- Digital and data poverty – read the report exploring the impact of digital and data poverty on BAME learners
- Digital pedagogy
- Digital leadership
- The future of assessment
Inspiring good practice
Jisc FE and skills strategy 2020-2023
Drafted in response to sector needs, our strategy helps guide FE providers’ digital evolution for the three years and beyond.
Rethinking the learner experience
Helping you develop digital approaches that will help maintain continuity of learning, even while working remotely.
Online learning and teaching
News and blogs
- Technology helps deliver ‘blended’ inductions for new learner cohort - 17 July
- As colleges work through COVID-19, let’s make tech an enabler, not a barrier - 15 June
- Four steps to better online delivery: the South West College story - South West College
- Coronavirus helped our staff embrace online learning. Here’s how... - Wolverhampton College
- Getting students ready for the changing workplace - Plumpton College
Surfacing digital resources
Remote learners need easy access to e-books and digital resources – here's how it’s done - 8 July.
Seamless e-book discovery for students switching between physical and online - Hull College.
Developing digital skills
Supporting staff and learner wellbeing
Practical tips and guidance for considering and meeting the needs of everyone.
Advice and support
Helping with wellbeing and supporting vulnerable learners.
News and blogs
Building solid security practice
What are the threats facing colleges and how can you guard against them?
'Implementing a security standard needs a mandate from the top' - 3 August.
Advice and guidance
Catch up with event resources
Learner experience, 15 June 2020
In our first event we looked at how learner needs are changing.
Staff experience, 24 June 2020
Our second event covered how curriculum and business support staff needs are changing.
Digital pedagogy, 1 July 2020
In our third event we looked at emerging best practice for technology enabled teaching, learning and assessment.