There is no doubt that prenominal changes in education are occurring. Technology is starting to radically change the way we educate our children. Education is having to compete with leisure technology and the use of readily available devices such as tablets and smart phones. Faster internet speeds, cheaper computing devices and greater scientific advances in the understanding of how our brain works and how we learn is opening up new opportunities for making effective use of technologies in education and expanding online offerings.
But all this technology will not take us anywhere without the teachers. They are at the heart of education, orchestrating the game of learning and providing one-to-one support, riding the rollercoaster of discovery with students and often learning with them. Teachers in the 22nd century will be asked to teach a generation of students they do not understand. The focus is no longer on passing on old knowledge, but equipping our future generations with agility and smartness to deal with what none us can predict the future will hold. The task for teachers of the future is how to use the immense power of technology and transform students into higher performers than earlier generations.
Today’s students are born into a digital revolution with a 24/7 lifestyle immersed in technology. Educational institutions have to up their game if they are to compete against the proliferation of technological competitors. Institutions need to address new competitive niches. Teachers need to learn how to use technology effectively for learning.
Research News from the Blog
January 18th, 2016
Digital Learning Fellowship Dissemination Review by Guest, Paul Warren In these days of social media, conference-calling and virtual transactions, it’s my experience that it’s not always the case that the energy which radiates from online relationships translates in quite the same way to the real world. With this in mind,… Read More »
January 5th, 2016
The digital learning fellowship funded by The Education and Training Foundation is funded until March 2016. In order, to ensure sustainability of our growth in the use of digital learning technology, the follow actions will progress, following the appointment of Katharine Jewitt to the post of Director of Learning for… Read More »
August 27th, 2015
The Milkround School Leavers Career Confidence Survey Report 2015 recently interviewed over 130 businesses to find out more about the challenges they face when trying to find great candidates for their apprenticeship programmes. The results are shown below: Visit PROCAT Prospects College of Advanced Technology This PROCAT Digital website is… Read More »
July 27th, 2015
Thank you to everyone who has emailed or spoken to me about their plans to introduce digital technology to support learning. I’m really excited to hear your ideas and will be sharing them here on the blog. Following the Staff Development event, I know a lot of you have been… Read More »
July 14th, 2015
The importance of implementing digital learning KPIs WHY? There is a great deal of truth in the maxim ‘if you can’t measure something, you can’t manage it’. As part of the digital learning fellowship at PROCAT, I have introduced a balanced scorecard to measure critical success factors. I’ve made this… Read More »
July 13th, 2015
Katharine Jewitt, Digital Learning Fellow is appointed ELESIG Chair We are pleased to announce that Digital Learning Fellow, Katharine Jewitt has been appointed as the Chair of ELESIG (Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group) today at their Annual General Meeting. ELESIG has been operating for 6 years… Read More »
June 23rd, 2015
Lunchtime Webinar – Online Event About the Event #DigiLearnWebinar : The recent FELTAG report recommends that 10% of learning in Colleges be taught and delivered online and this is to rise to 50% by 2018. Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) is hosting weekly lunchtime webinars for the sharing of effective practice… Read More »
June 15th, 2015
I am asking all teaching staff to join me in the summer challenge to produce a learning plan for each major topic in their syllabus with an element of digital learning to support flipped learning. Please add a comment to this blog to join the challenge and for your chance… Read More »
June 4th, 2015
Bricklaying Students make video animations Videos are a fun alternative to written assignments, for students to demonstrate their learning and encourages creativity and learner involvement. Introducing the use of videos in the classroom, appeals to visual learners. It improves learners’ digital literacy skills, digital communication skills and group collaboration skills…. Read More »
May 21st, 2015
Digital Learning Fellowship Overview Prospects College of Advanced Technology – PROCAT, supported by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is leading a transformational project to develop and implement a digital learning strategy, for delivery of vocational education of the future. The college has now embarked on an ambitious programme of… Read More »