Welcome to Learning Futures

Project resources available!

Take a look at the CPD resources that three of the Learning Futures’ projects have released early and find out more about how to:
These resources form part of a larger suite of resources and approaches to support staff CPD that are being developed by 17 Learning Futures projects and that will be shared with the education and training sector in the autumn of 2015.




Access a series of free modules, including recorded webinars led by experts on topics such as eLearning Delivery, Instructional design, Online badging and Assistive Technologies.

New CPD guide

Harnessing the Learning Futures CPD framework

During the next few months, many organisations will be focusing on staff development and we have a raft of resources ready for you to use. Our new CPD Guide has been designed to help you make full use of all of these resources to create your own tailored CPD sessions.

At the core of our resources are 11 free CPD modules for staff that demonstrate how technology can be used to enhance learning: for example, effective instructional design, online badging, gamification and videos.

Each module comprises a recorded webinar, a targeted activity and curated research:

July Newsletter - Out Now!

The thought of a relaxing summer holiday is high on the agenda at the moment…and then it will be back to sorting budgets, planning courses that contain an element of online learning, delivering learning technology CPD to staff and, of course, inducting students! In July’s newsletter, we are featuring some practical ideas and approaches that could help you.


Funded Research Blog

Webinars for World Mental Health Day

I thought you might be interested in knowing about a series of free webinars happening in October to support World Mental Health Day. Some of the webinars, including one I am delivering on the 14th October highlight the use of technologies. On the 14th, I will be delivering one called 'Making Learning Easier' which will explores tools and Apps that can support learners with mental health problems. I will be including the use of QR Codes and Augmented…

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Fun afternoon at PETA

What a great afternoon with PETA Instructors and Apprentices. I went in for two reasons, firstly to have a support meeting with Andy and to see if I could interest him in moving from image to video with the Tellagami App - quick, very simple to use and pretty effective too. 

Secondly to see Ian's apprentices - Ian moved on a step further today by enabling two apprentices to create…

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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

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Kerry Culley via Twitter
Getting excited that we are coming to the end of our @lfutures project. It's been a fantastic learning curve and produced amazing resources!
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