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Learning Futures Launches Showcase Events

Learning Futures has launched two free learning technology showcase events for the post-16 education and training workforce.

Delegates will be able to speak directly to project teams who have been creating resources to support governors, managers and teachers to develop their effective use of learning technologies. 

You will be able to find out what resources have been developed so far, what is in the pipeline, and the lessons learnt to date.

16th April 2015, Leeds, 1.30 – 3.30pm
21st April 2015, Romford, 1.30 – 3.30pm 

Interested in finding out more? Then register here and secure your free place.

March 2015 Newsletter Out Now!

Funded Research Blog

We are very nearly ready to launch our first major project asset, the NETSPass Digital Curator Programme. Each of the 7 local authority partners will deliver this 20 hour programme to up to 20 tutors in each area from April through to July. Here is our NETSPass definition of a digital curator:

"A Digital Curator is the focal point in a network of learners and tutors that develops and manages digital and online resources that add value to the teaching and learning process within the…

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NETSPass March 2015 progress report

Hi all,

please find attached our 4th progress, challenges and opportunities report. Where is the time going! Why is it going so quickly! But it's so much fun working together across seven local authorities with such a challenging task (self imposed of course!). 

If you have any questions from our reports 

do get in touch with either Kevin or myself.

See you in Leeds :-)


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Since late January our partners have been working busily and productively on several different elements of our project so this may be a long post! We held a full day workshop in early February and have since run two 90 minute webinars for up to 24 practitioners at a time to support them in exploring new e learning tools and sharing their activities and experiences.

Over 30 managers and practitioners have been working through the first module of our on ‘Live Online Learning’ CPD…

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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.

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Register for a range of live webinars developed to support the post-16 education and training workforce to use learning technologies effectively.

26th March 2015 at 1.00pm: Gamification
An exciting opportunity to hear from Paul Ladley at the Pixcel Foundation about top tips for design, development and delivery.

24th April 2015 at 2.00pm: Online Badging
Join Sven Laux and Bryan Mathers  from Kineo  to pick up the latest tips on how badging is being used creatively and effectively to enhance learning .

27th April 2015 at 2.00pm: Line of sight to work
An exciting opportunity to hear from Alun Rogers, Director of Risual PLC. Alun is working collaboratively with Stafford College and has developed the Risual Academy which will see over 20 apprentices progress through the academy into roles at his company.

To register for a webinar, download this registration form (this needs to be returned to admin@lfutures.co.uk).

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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