About the Digital Learning Dissemination Event – 15th January 2016
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Prospects College of Advanced Technology – PROCAT, supported by the Education and Training Foundation, will be hosting a digital learning dissemination day at their campus in Basildon.
The theme for the event is “Digital learning driving innovation in technical, professional education”.
PROCAT is the first UK College of Advanced Technology, with technical apprenticeships at the core of our offer. We specialise in training for key sectors such as engineering, aviation, rail, construction and the built environment, and focus on training that delivers highly skilled and competent people for industry.
The digital learning fellowship has been funded by the Education and Training Foundation. Katharine Jewitt was recruited as the Digital Learning Fellow. The funding has enabled significant change and improvements in the way that technical education and training is delivered, through embracing and embedding outstanding digital learning and teaching practices.
A particular area for exploration has been widespread use of digital technology to enhance work-based learning, which includes employers having real-time access to their apprentices’ progress, so that on-the-job and off-the-job curricula can be better coordinated. Another is wider use of independent learning for students to acquire knowledge at their own pace.
Wider and more whole scale use of digitally enabled learning is needed in the FE and skills sector; one that balances ambitious top-down vision with a collaborative bottom up responsibility for innovation. This Fellowship is delivering a digital learning strategy for an FE and skills environment, focussed on technical training and work based learning. The strategy improves outcomes for students, providers and employers.
The lessons learned, methodologies, initiatives and techniques used are to be analysed and reported upon for the use of other FE and skills sector providers at the end of the fellowship in March 2016. Although the project ends in the Spring, digital learning is continuous and we’ve only just started our journey.
The purpose of this event is to share our progress to date and highlight key examples of how digital technology is enhancing the learning experience.
Who Should Attend
The conference is for all those working in post 16 education, skills and training. All training providers, colleges, policy makers and consultants who want to learn from PROCAT’s digital learning journey should attend.
The delegate profile is primarily managers, teaching practitioners, ILT and learning resources staff from:
- FE Colleges
- Group Training Association Providers
- Regional/Local Provider Networks
- County Councils/Local Authorities