Esther Barrett

Subject specialist: digital practice

My blog posts

Building Bonds with New Learners

Many providers will be welcoming new learners in September. Esther explores some ideas for helping tutors and learners to bond with each other and... >>

Active Learning in the Digital World

Active learning is the opposite of passive listening. Esther explores some key teaching methods and a range of digital tools and techniques to help... >>

Inspiring learning blog


In the subject specialist team we help learning providers who want to develop and improve their digital delivery.

We work together to find solutions by facilitating workshops, and sharing best practice and advice and guidance. We also take part in national conferences and events, briefings and webinars, and specialist forums.

My specialist areas are digital literacy, learning and teaching, employability, building and supporting communities of practice and developing digital learning experiences.


My time spent teaching English language and literacy in the community was life-changing.

Since then I have been working with teachers and managers to make the learner experience more engaging, accessible and relevant.