AoC Annual Conference 2021 – The increasing role of edtech and media within colleges

On 8-9 February 2021 the Association of Colleges remotely held their Annual Conference, which every year brings together key individuals and organisations within the further education sector to discuss the important issues affecting FE.

The event created a space for delegates to listen to key speakers, including the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson who said in his speech, “I truly value what colleges are doing” and that “colleges are going to play a much much bigger and more significant role in terms of this skills revolution that we’re going to deliver for this country.” Delegates were also able take in some important discussions around issues such as the COVID-19 response, diversity and inclusion and tackling climate change.

During the conference, Mindful Education’s Managing Director, Mark Mckenna, hosted a breakout session where he spoke about The increasing role of edtech and media within colleges. The session opened discussion on the topic of blended learning delivery in colleges, which is a key topic with continued government lockdowns forcing learning online. Mark suggested practical next steps for reshaping college delivery and working out the right mix between online and classroom learning as “this is a moment when things get accelerated.”

We were delighted that over 170 delegates attended the session who also had the opportunity to ask some questions and find out more about blended learning. You can view the recorded session here.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Mindful Education’s blended learning model, or how we can help support your blended learning delivery, please email for more information.


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