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

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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LearningWheel momentum

The #LearningWheel collaborative movement is gaining such a momentum that we now have many 'wheels' on the go now from requests made from all over the UK and some further afield... Narobi, various US, Canada, Germany and Australia so far. I think that my next move is to ask for LearningWheel champions to keep the content coming in - especially as I do much of this in my personal time.

Our …

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This just landed in my inbox from JISC.

If you want to use text to speech tools with your staff and students this is worth taking a look at. We have used these voices as part of our project and have them installed across all the computers on our network, one of our case studies called "The Tools We Used" looks at the JISC TechDis voices in more detail including how our IT team distributed them across our network. Keep your…

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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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Member Activity (#lfutures)

Susan Banister and Helen joined Learning futures
Aug 21
Talking Technology via Twitter
.@TheCodpast Yep this is run by @RunshawCollege Study Support. We've been doing a @Lfutures project. PM if you want to get in touch :)
Aug 21
Talking Technology via Twitter
.@ukatnews Thanks. Check out You Tube to see what we've been doing with TTS software in exams. https://goo.gl/JUuyhh  @lfutures :)
Aug 21
Richard via Twitter
Work in progress on a Computer reader use road map for the @lfutures @TTRunshaw project. A bit more #visual pic.twitter.com/sprjgGOAUL
Aug 19
Learning Futures via Twitter
See R Maclachlan blog re Jisc TechDis 'voices' that improve text to speech experience - download before end August http://bit.ly/1TOaZLc 
Aug 17
Diana Harrington is now a member of Learning futures
Aug 17
Learning Futures via Twitter
Free early release CPD resources: Learning Wheels http://bit.ly/1O8NlTa , LinkedIn http://bit.ly/1Jby8Mt , Governors http://bit.ly/1Ph3plL .
Aug 17
Learning Futures via Twitter
Remember to freely access webinars, activities & research to help build in-house staff CPD programmes and workshops http://bit.ly/1FNrZ7R 
Aug 17