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The Big Questions: Join the conversation

We are pleased to announce our third guest chair is The Digital Youth Academy. The Big Question is:

What does it look like when the education and training sector uses social media and digital technologies effectively to engage prospective candidates and employers?

Facilitated by leading experts the ‘Big Questions’ inspire genuine debate about the use of learning technologies.


Funded Research Blog

Start on the Apps

I have made a start on the drawings for the App, I decided to draw them on Google sketch up as I then own the rights and can use them for whatever we want.

Google sketch up 3d is great as I can at a later date, get the students to the front of class and get them to spin the drawing over and to…

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Making progress

Our project at Blackburn College 'CULTURESHIFT: EMBEDDING TECHNOLOGY IN STAFF AND STUDENT PRACTICE' has recruited its research participants. We have 10 members of staff from across college so that includes 6th form, FE and HE provision. The participants are also specialists from a range of discipline areas. We have designed a pre and post project interview to allow us to plan and prepare effectively but also to help us measure the impact of the work our 'digipal' staff and…
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WEA Digital Diversity! What we’ve been doing…

We are in the process of recruiting 25 people from across five regions of England to develop three online learning modules exploring the digital differentiation needed when working with diverse, marginalised and disadvantaged communities – so that tutors are confident to make informed, competent and pedagogical choices when developing and selecting appropriate digital methods and resources for differentiated learning and so that we have a…

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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

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

Free Learning Futures Workshops

You are invited to attend a free workshop where you will be able to:

  • meet some of the Learning Future project teams; 
  • learn about the progress of the programme so far and how you can engage with a range of CPD activities; 
  • join a debate about learning technology and what lies on the horizon;
  • hear about one organisation’s journey to embed an e-enabled curriculum;
  • explore ‘low cost’ or ‘no cost’ learning technology solutions.

The workshops will take place between 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday 27 January in Reading
  • Wednesday 4 February in Preston

To register please complete this form and email it to: admin@lfutures.co.uk 

Closing date for registrations is Friday 23 January.


During January we will asking you to share myths and gripes you have heard in the staffroom (and classroom) about using technology for learning. We will be crowdsourcing material for a series of videos that will attempt to convert the cynical. Watch this space!

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I have started putting together two Pinterest boards:Learning with Apps which looks at some of the…
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Programme News & Events

It was being awoken by the loud barking of the dog early on a Saturday morning nearly 10 yrs ago that first made me think about the role of technology for college governance.

The postman could not get the thick bundle of documents through the letter box and standing in my dressing gown  at 6.30 am on a freezing winter morning sharpened my focus.

After 25yrs in Further Education I had just left to work for the National College for School Leadership training Head Teachers and…

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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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