Welcome to Learning Futures

PHASE TWO FUNDING ROUND COMMENCES MONDAY 5 JANUARY 2015

On 5 January 2015, further opportunities for funding will be offered to partnerships that have demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Governance -  supporting governors and board members across the education and training sector so that they can make informed decisions concerning the development, resourcing and implementation of learning technology;
  2. Leadership and management - building confidence in the use of technology across the workforce through culture change or wider training programmes designed and developed at leadership level;
  3. Employer engagement - models of collaboration with employers that give learners access to industry standard technology that improves the line of sight to work.

What do I do next?

Phase Two will go live at www.lfutures.co.uk on Monday 5th January 2015 when you will be able to access the application form together with guidance on how to apply. 

The deadline for submissions will be 12 noon on Friday 25 January 2015. 

Click here to download a flyer explaining the phase 2 application process in more detail.

Funded Research Blog

Yesterday we held our Learner Focus Group, to ensure that before we started to plan or create any video resources we involved learners. We wanted to find out what the apprentices thought would improve their learning experience during workshop time. The group provided some really useful suggestions and certainly ideas the project team wouldn’t have thought of without their involvement.

The focus group was made up of 7 learners on different engineering apprenticeships and levels.…

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Quick Introduction to our project

So here is a quick introduction to our slightly complicated project…

We will be using 4 different technologies – mobile apps, video, Xerte  and Nearpod/Padlet  - for Flipped Learning and evaluate their effectiveness and the efficiency. At the same time, we will be training more staff to use these technologies and using them to create learning materials for a range of courses. The areas involved are Construction (at Hull & Harrogate), Engineering (in Hull & Goole), Hair, Beauty…

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Share, Share and Share Some More

Today highlighted the importance of sharing what we do with others - what are projects are all about and of course the project blogs. I attended the JISC RSC SE Innovation Forum held at Chichester College which had a fantastic turnout of over 50 providers from across the region. During all the breaks, I made a point of talking to as many people as I could in order to support our project. I wanted to know if anyone was using tablets in Engineering or Construction and if they were how were…

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Reflections on 4th November

Well it has taken a while for me to start blogging but I wanted to reflect on the Inception Event. This day was a great introduction to the wider Learning Futures project – a chance to meet those involved in the other projects and find out all about them and of course to meet our Project Champion, Chris Wood from Preston College.

The presentation by Professor Ale Armellin was a great way to start us thinking and certainly got me tweeting…

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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?

MYTHBUSTERS!

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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LEARNING FUTURES IN ACTION

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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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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