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Work Based Learning forum May 2011

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Work Based Learning forum May 2011

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 14, 2011 | slide Work Based Learning Forum 20 th May 2011 Stan Unwin – Advisor RSC East Mids Stuart Jones – Advisor RSC East Mids www.rsc-em.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  2. 2. Work Based Learning Forum <ul><li>9.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Networking/Open Forum Questions </li></ul><ul><li>10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and introductions – Stan Unwin RSC E Mids </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Mason – WBL Forum Chair </li></ul><ul><li>10.15 - 10.45 LSIS Regional Response Project </li></ul><ul><li>Teresa Mullin – Director K M Training </li></ul><ul><li>10.45 – 11.00 Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>11.00 – 12.00 e-Tracker – the electronic ILP </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Trinick – Managing Director VLE Support Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>12.00 – 12.30 Open Forum and updates </li></ul><ul><li>12.30 Review / LUNCH </li></ul>June 14, 2011 | slide
  3. 3. <ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>RSC East Mids e-Fair – 23 rd June East Mids Conference Centre Nottingham </li></ul><ul><li>This years theme – ‘ Becoming an agile learning provider ’ </li></ul><ul><li>FREE event for supported providers. Book online on the RSC website www.rsc-em.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>RSC East Mids Technology Award Scheme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The award is intended to identify and reward good, effective practice in the use of learning technology within the organisation and is open to teaching, learning support and business support staff within the organisation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will provide a template for running an award scheme and a prize up to the value of £100 – your organisation will run the scheme, identify the winner and award the prize. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Procurement Service for WBL? JISC Advance investigates the possibility </li></ul> Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
  4. 4. <ul><li>LSIS Technology for Efficiency Event </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday 8 th June 2011 West Midlands venue </li></ul><ul><li>This event has been specifically designed for leaders and managers and is your </li></ul><ul><li>chance to hear from others about the power of technology and how if you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>believe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborate and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>disseminate ..............you too can achieve efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New DWP Innovation Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the new £60m Supporting Youth Employment initiative is a £10m </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Fund aimed at helping the most disadvantaged. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services/innovation-fund/ </li></ul> Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
  5. 5. <ul><li>CBI/EDI Education and Skills Survey ‘ Building for Growth’ </li></ul><ul><li>70% of employers want to see the development of employability skills among young people at school and college made a ‘top priority’. </li></ul><ul><li>56% of employers want more action to reduce the red tape around publicly-funded training; </li></ul><ul><li>most employers consider skill levels among their employees to be satisfactory for their current activities, with 66% rating their high-skilled employees as good; </li></ul><ul><li>to tackle basic skills shortages in the workforce, around two-fifths of employers are providing remedial training to school and college leavers; and </li></ul><ul><li>there is an appetite from employers to play a greater role in delivering careers advice. 54% would be willing to do more, rising to 66% of large firms. </li></ul> Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
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  7. 7. HAIR-NET Regional Response Fund by Teresa Mullin Supporting apprentice e-learning in the workplace
  8. 8. The Hairdressing and Beauty Sector -Overview <ul><li>An estimated 35,000 hairdressing and barber salons account for a quarter of a million UK workers (0.87 % of total UK employment). </li></ul><ul><li>Hairdressing training is predominantly work-based. </li></ul><ul><li>The workforce has a high proportion of young people (aged 16-24) </li></ul><ul><li>The government are currently funding 75K additional apprenticeship -the heart of the government skills strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT use has risen since 2003 and is higher in medium to larger salons where it is used for managing bookings, relationships with customers and access fashion trends. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cutting Edge or Cut Loose? Teresa Mullin LSIS RDF, 2011 <ul><li>Is technology in the workplace justified or is it ‘oversold and underused’ (Cuban, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Research findings show: </li></ul><ul><li>Apprentices acknowledge e-learning and e-assessment can help ‘speed up’ their course </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning can provide expansive learning opportunities but requires learners to ‘show and interest’ and engage. </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to balance e-learning and work responsibilities at work </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning can build bridges between experienced and novice staff </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of practice can both negative and positive- i.e.facebook </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning occurs best when it is accessible and task-driven. </li></ul><ul><li>Need for tutor support </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Who contributes to the LSIS HairNet? </li></ul>
  11. 11. LSIS HAIRNET AIMS AND ACTIVITIES Improve Sector Practice Collaborate JPD is Not prescriptive
  12. 12. HairNet Members Themes <ul><li>Impact of Government policies in relation to SASE and e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>The role of the teacher and e-learning in apprenticeships- CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Using Webinars to communicate within a provider network </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their use within the sector in practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safeguarding case study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-line resources </li></ul>
  13. 13. A suggested model for use of e-learning in apprenticeships
  14. 14. Question/ Reflection Time [email_address]
  15. 15. Work Based Learning Forum <ul><li>Tools for Collaborative Working </li></ul><ul><li>Free calls...Video Calls...Conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela Basic and Pamela Call Recorder both allow </li></ul><ul><li>you to record a Skype call up to 15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Free Web Conferencing and Desktop Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mikogo.com/ </li></ul>June 14, 2011 | slide
  16. 16. <ul><li>powerful file sharing and syncing abilities.... try out the 2GB free version </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dropbox.com/features </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.dropbox.com/apps/3512/dropittome </li></ul><ul><li>Evernote works by connecting all the computers and phones </li></ul><ul><li>you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place </li></ul><ul><li>and then access it from another. All in Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.evernote.com/about/learn_more/ </li></ul>Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
  17. 17. <ul><li>Wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>... A new way to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TitanPad </li></ul><ul><li>TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>http://titanpad.com/ </li></ul>Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
  18. 18. <ul><li>The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>It’s American so uses American terms when referring to the sectors it covers, but it has loads of useful inks to tools which can be used by various types of learning providers </li></ul>Work Based Learning Forum June 14, 2011 | slide
  19. 19. Work Based Learning Forum <ul><li>Open Forum </li></ul>June 14, 2011 | slide

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