accessibility and inclusion digital tools

September 30th, 2015

Using Digital Technology for Accessibility and Inclusion

Sharing Effective Practice in Digital Learning About the Event #DigiLearnForum : Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) hosts a digital learning community of practice for the sharing of effective practice between Colleges, FE, HE, Schools, Employers and other interested parties. The events are free to attend. Attendees are welcome from… Read More »

engineering student workshops

September 25th, 2015

Technology Solutions for Student Learning

Research Study into the experiences and expectations of digital technology by students at PROCAT A research study was carried out at PROCAT to investigate students’ expectations and experiences when using technology. The study was structured around three activities. The first was a questionnaire for students to complete, the second was… Read More »

embed technology in learning

September 24th, 2015

Three Ways to Embed Technology in Learning

Technology can make learning more engaging. Here’s 3 ways to embed technology in learning. 1. Allow students to use digital tools to create their own content. It overcomes boredom and encourages active learning. There are lots of ideas on this website here at http://procatdigital.co.uk. 2. Teachers need to provide some… Read More »

aeorism at PROCAT

September 23rd, 2015

Innovative Aircraft Technology at PROCAT

PROCAT’s mission is to provide excellent technological education which supports the skills needs of key sectors of the UK economy. David Hill, Course Leader at PROCAT Aviation Academy demonstrates Aerosim PROCAT’s Aviation Academy is leading on the development and use of digital learning technology, with the introduction of Aerosim Virtual… Read More »

Whistle Stop Tours at Siemens

September 22nd, 2015

Whistle Stop Tours at Siemens

State of the art train maintenance facility open day at Siemens Siemens are hosting a FREE Whistle Stop Tour at the Heathrow Express Traincare Facility in Acton, West London on 26 September between 11.00 and 17.00 (Last entry is 16.00). Children and Adults are invited to delve into the design… Read More »

Digital technologies

September 21st, 2015

Digital Solution Competition

JISC competition for students and staff to pitch ideas for inclusive learning technologies JISC is inviting staff and/or students to submit ideas connected with using technology to improve accessibility and inclusion in post-16 education. Ideas can be raw concepts or something already in use which could be improved further. Ideas… Read More »

neil bates

September 18th, 2015

Neil Bates in FE Week

Incorporating Lessons From Taking An FE College Path by Neil Bates Neil Bates FCGI CCMI, Principal and Chief Executive of PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology writes in FE Week Edition 147. See the piece below, on incorporating lessons from taking an FE College path. Visit PROCAT Prospects College of… Read More »

maths webinar

September 17th, 2015

Using Digital technology to support Maths and English

Sharing Effective Practice in Digital Learning About the Event #DigiLearnForum : Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) hosts a digital learning community of practice for the sharing of effective practice between Colleges, FE, HE, Schools, Employers and other interested parties. The events are free to attend. Attendees are welcome from all… Read More »

women in stem

September 16th, 2015

Women and STEM

There is an acute shortage of females in four key areas of science. Known collectively as “STEM,” these disciplines include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics — all of which have historically been male-dominated. What’s most worrisome is that negative stereotypical attitudes are often developed early in young girls and boys… Read More »

girls can code

September 15th, 2015

Girls Can Code

Girls Can Code BBC3 Inspiring Coding and Digital Technology in Young People There is an inspiring two-part series running on BBC3 at the moment called “Girls Can Code“. If you missed the first episode last night on Monday 14th September 2015, watch it on catch up. Although the programme is… Read More »