Welcome to Learning Futures

Are you looking for free resources to help your organisation and staff get the most out of learning technology?

If so, join us at the Learning Futures Showcase Event

Date: Thursday 11 June 2015
Location: Rugby
Time: 1.30 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.

Come along and speak directly to the 17 Learning Futures project teams who have been creating resources to support governors, managers and teachers in their understanding and use of learning technologies.

Find out:

  • What has been developed so far
  • What will be released in the autumn term
  • How to access a dynamic range of CPD modules that are ready right now for you to download, contextualise and use in your own organisation.

Register here to secure your free place.

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Funded Research Blog

HE Conference 2015

At the Hull College HE Conference in February, I delivered a 1 hour session around delivering Research Skills using Nearpod and Padlet. The session was generally well received, and we used some College supplied devices and some user-owned devices - a mixture of Android, IOS and Windows devices.

The session was very interactive, and I would have liked more time for staff to explore the full extent of the tools. Since then, I know of at least 3 members of staff who have been using them,…

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Student produced video

After some delays, we are hoping to get started after half term on the Engineering stand of our project where we are going to look at students creating videos of each other doing practical tasks and sharing and evaluating these so we can see how easy they find the process and how useful they find the resources produced as well as getting them to help us identify key areas to develop further resources.

This will be done in partnership with a local secondary school …

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A little about MOOC's

As we are all interested in online learning, I thought I would share some of my MOOC experiences. As I’m sure we all know MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.

These courses are typically run by universities, largely in the US, but can be from anywhere in the world. They consist of undergraduate classes for single subjects. They often film lectures and tutor groups as well making all the handouts and problem sets available. The best part is they are…

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Getting there . . .

Hello All

At last, Module 1 is complete and being tested out by some willing staff guinea pigs. Module 2's is 90% complete and should be good to go by the end of the month. The filming for Module 3 is well under way and we are delighted with how much support and help other colleges have given us in terms of their willingness to line up their managers to talk to camera about the tricky business of project management and their curriculum team’s attitudes to technology enabled…

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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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Emily Armstrong commented on Dave Langcaster's blog post HE Conference 2015
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"If you do any let me know, which ones did you dip into, anything worth looking at?"
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"Thanks for sharing this Dan. I've had a very similar experience to you where I've dipped in to some…"
Rob Martin commented on Dave Langcaster's blog post HE Conference 2015
"Great blog Dave and thanks for sharing."
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Access a series of free, recorded webinars led by experts on topics such as eLeanring Delivery, Instructional design, Online badging and Assistive Technologies.

Register here if you would like to join us for our next free, live webinar:

3 June 2015 at 2.00 p.m. - Screencasting

Join Roger Clegg , Head of Learning Resources at  Oldham College, to explore how he has used screencasting with staff and students  to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

Programme News & Events

It was being awoken by the barking of the dog early on a Saturday morning nearly ten years ago that first made me think about the role of technology in college governance. The postman could not get the thick bundle of documents through the letter box and answering the door in my dressing gown at six-thirty on a freezing winter morning sharpened my focus.

After 25 years in further education, I moved to the National College for School Leadership to train head teachers, and I also became…

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On 4th November, leaders of the thirteen action research projects started their journey at London’s Rainmaking Loft. Over the coming year, they will be developing approaches and resources to support leaders and teachers to embed the effective use of learning technologies into teaching, learning and assessment.

Watch our video to find out more about them, what inspires them, what they hope to achieve, and how they will be collaborating with the wider online community along the…

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