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An introduction to e-learning and its applications across the lifelong learning sector. Please add your comments, this is a first attempt at explaining this!

An introduction to e-learning and its applications across the lifelong learning sector. Please add your comments, this is a first attempt at explaining this!

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  • 1. Introducing the e-learning landscape for the lifelong learning sector
  • 2. What does the e-learning world look like?
    • The next slide is a portrayal of the current e-learning environment which is rich and varied.
    • It is characterised by the interface between these three areas:
      • People and their communities
      • The learner and her journey (at the centre)
      • Institutions who provide learning
  • 3. Learner journey Digital Life Skills & Skills for Life, Essential Skills, Basic Skills Access for disabled people Qualifications: ITQ ECDL CLAIT etc. Content creation Learning at work e-assessment Mobile learning Online courses Podcasts, YouTube e-portfolios Open courseware: ie HE courses online for free Getting a job Democracy – Digital engagement Social networks Wikis, Virtual Learning Environments, Intranets Communities of practice e-CPD  Institutions eg: colleges, libraries, universities, workplaces   People, communities  Drivers: recession, digital inclusion, equalities, green issues 
  • 4. Where does the lifelong learning sector fit?
    • The next slide shows approximately where the different parts of the lifelong learning sector sit in relation to e-learning – relative to the learner’s journey.
  • 5. Learner journey Careers guidance Family Learning Youth work Community learning & development Libraries and information services Archives Higher education Further education Work based learning  Institutions eg: colleges, libraries, universities, workplaces   People, communities  Drivers: recession, digital inclusion, equalities, green issues 
  • 6. Who are the key employers and stakeholders?
    • The next slide shows some of the key lifelong learning sector employers and other stakeholders who operate in the e-learning world in the UK.
  • 7. Learner journey
    • UK online centres
    • Libraries
    • Careers services
    • Adult learning providers
    • Unionlearn centres
    • Learndirect/UfI
    • Youth work providers
    • Becta
    • JISC
    • JISC TechDis
    • NIACE
    • Association for
    • Learning
    • Technology
    • AoC NILTA
    • Universities
    • FE Colleges
    • Work-based learning providers
    • Private training providers
    • Online training providers
    • E-skills UK
    • SkillSet
    • Awarding bodies
    • Directgov
    • NHS choices
    • BBC
    • DC10plus network
    • Archives
    • Community Media Association
    • Online social networks inc.
    • Ning sites
    • Influential bloggers
    • LL sector communities on:
    • Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes
    • BIS
    • DCSF
    • CLG
    • Technology Strategy
    • Board
    • Digital Inclusion Team
    • NESTA
     Institutions eg: colleges, libraries, universities, workplaces   People, communities  Drivers: recession, digital inclusion, equalities, green issues 
  • 8. What are the key recent policies influencing e-learning?
    • Digital Britain (BIS/DCMS, June 2009)
    • Independent Review of ICT User Skills (Estelle Morris, June 2009)
    • Next Generation Learning - The Implementation Plan for 2009-2012: Technology Strategy for Further Education, Skills and Regeneration – (Becta, June 2009)
    • The Learning Revolution (DIUS – now BIS – March, 2009)
    • Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation (CLG, October 2008)
  • 9. What are the ICT skills needs of the lifelong learning sector?
    • ICT skills were identified in Lifelong Learning UK’s sector skills agreement as a key skill need across the lifelong learning sector and the UK.
    • The lifelong learning workforce needs ICT skills to:
      • Ensure they can carry out their everyday work & to support their own CPD
      • Use technology to enhance learning delivery
      • And, for specialist teachers, tutors and trainers:
      • Teach young people and adults digital life skills
  • 10. What is Lifelong Learning UK’s role?
    • Lifelong Learning UK will be working with partners such as Becta and with employers in the sector to ensure that its standards, qualifications and programmes meet the ICT skills needs of the lifelong learning workforce.
  • 11. More information
    • For more information on Lifelong Learning UK’s work in the area of e-learning, please contact:
        • Bryony Taylor
        • Policy Advisor – e-learning
        • [email_address]
        • http:// twitter.com/vahva
        • http:// www.linkedin.com /in/bryonytaylor