Category Archives: FE and Skills

Reflections from Digifest: Jisc online CPD service for FE & skills

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

On 2 and 3 March, Jisc held yet another highly innovative and engaging Digifest event.  I felt a great buzz and hive of activity throughout the two days, encapsulated by enriching presentations and content, but not forgetting the robots! My role this year was to be on-hand to provide social media coverage for sessions throughout … Read more

Building capability across an FE College

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

These are challenging times for FE Colleges. The cuts in funding, Area Based Reviews, FELTAG, competitive pressures, small group sizes, all are areas both for opportunity and problems to be resolved. Technology offers lots of potential solutions to the problems that are being faced: Learning platforms and VLEs can provide a mechanism for delivering online … Read more

Summer of Student Innovation 2015 Engagement in FE and Skills

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Working with students on the Summer of Student Innovation is one of the best parts of my role at Jisc. It is great to hear the ideas that learners have to improve learning and make their life better in education. This year we made a few changes to the competition. First to engaged more learners … Read more

Further Education project posts final report

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

The Jisc Digital Student project has investigated the expectations and experiences of technology provision held by students coming into higher education, and also funded a small review of current practice within secondary schools. The further education and skills project ran between 1 June 2014 and 30 April 2015 in order to extend the findings of … Read more

FE Digital Student consultation events underway

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

This week I attended the second in a series of events taking place throughout the UK as part of the FE Digital Student Project and was delighted to see plenty of stimulating discussions and thought-provoking presentations centred around the theme of learners’ expectations and experiences of using technology in further education. The day included a … Read more

Digital learning – what the learners say

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

I had a brilliant day at the NUS FEstival 2014 conference today in Milton Keynes. The conference is run annually and supports new learner reps with getting involved in the key issues relating to their experiences as FE learners. This is an annual event for students’ unions and learner voice staff in further education colleges. … Read more