This month we are sharing a couple of articles that caught our eye. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for fast-tracking the integration of Edtech into FE provision. Key considerations will include investment in the upskilling and inducting of college staff, and the addressing of access requirements for disadvantaged learners.
A newly published research project from the Association of Colleges and Jisc, highlights a range of responses about the shift to teaching and learning online during the national lockdown. The study found that 66 percent of respondents thought the digital shift had positively impacted their team, and 55 percent highlighted that their productivity levels had increased.
Findings from the project also showed that nearly half of those surveyed (49 percent) were concerned that their quality of teaching would be below what they expected of themselves. You can read more here.
Also, whilst speaking on the topic of why the FE sector needs effective digital leadership and investment in it’s infrastructure, Robin Ghurbhurun, Jisc’s Managing Director of FE and Skills, called for a flexible model which allows learners a choice of how and when they study. This would allow them to have regular contact with tutors and peers, and submit and receive assessment feedback digitally. You can read more here.
Join in the discussion about the future of EdTech at the virtual FE Summit, taking place between the 17th-18th November 2020.