Welcome to Learning Futures

The Big Question: Using technology to engage employers

We are pleased to announce our second guest chair is Dr. James Lott, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Working Knowledge. He is asking:

How can technology extend networks with employers to support the co-creation of an employability focused curriculum and provide access to meaningful experience of work?

Facilitated by leading experts the ‘Big Questions’ inspire genuine debate about the use of learning technologies. The guest chair will introduce the topic via a blog post or video, facilitate the ongoing discussion and then curate that discussion into a 'think piece' that will be shared with all.

Join the conversation by clicking here!

About the Learning Futures programme

Learning Futures is an ambitious and exciting programme designed to support governors, leaders, teachers and trainers to inspire learning through the effective use of technology. 

A key feature of the programme will be the development of online communities of practice where ideas and learning will be shared. Working collaboratively, we will explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and generate new knowledge and understanding that will support the professional development of the workforce.

Sharing ideas

What are your thoughts on Nita's story? Add your comments to the blog post here.

The Big Questions: Join the conversation

We are pleased to announce our second guest chair is Dr. James Lott, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Working Knowledge. He is asking:

How can technology extend networks with employers to support the co-creation of an employability focused curriculum and provide access to meaningful experience of work?

Facilitated by leading experts the ‘Big Questions’ inspire genuine debate about the use of learning technologies. The guest chair will introduce the topic via a blog post or video, facilitate the ongoing discussion and then curate that discussion into a 'think piece' that will be shared with all.

Our first guest facilitator was Ale Armellini, Director of Institute of Learning and Teaching in HE at The University of Northampton. Read his summary of the first Big Question discussion: How can the sector rise to the challenge of delivering high quality online learning?

Coming soon!

This community website is open to all who are interested in sharing ideas about how learning technologies can be used innovatively and effectively to enhance teaching and learning.

You can currently contribute to, and download resourcesfind out about action research and contribute to the Big Questions debate.

The website will grow with the community. Funded projects will be blogging about the excitement (…. and the pain!) of action research - and inviting comments and discussion. There will be plenty of discussion and the sharing of ideas and resources - so check back in regularly to be part of a vibrant and innovative community.

Programme News & Events

The priority the education and training sector attaches to learning technologies has been demonstrated again this month, with more than 113 applications received from right across the sector for funding designed to support capacity building for learning technology innovation and delivery.
 
Representatives from the education and training sector, entrepreneurs and key technology companies…

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Member Activity (#lfutures)

Joanna Neil is now a member of Learning futures
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First project meeting today - great to see so many ideas for how video learning hotspots could be u…
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Dr James Lott is the second guest chair for our big question. Take a look and contribute to the discussion. http://Www.lfutures.co.uk  #edchat
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Andrew Gadsdon is now a member of Learning futures
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Elaine Szpytma and Richard Maclachlan joined Learning futures
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It has been great to hear your feedback on Learning Futures. Find out more at http://www.lfutures.co.uk 
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Looking at alternative solutions to using video conferencing software to record an online spoken as…
Rob Martin commented on Dr James Lott's blog post Big question 2
"Some thoughts on how "could" technology be used to extend networks with employers to support the co…"
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