An overview of digital learning in UK FE and
10 practical steps to embedding digital practice in your teaching and learning.
Tools for curriculum managers and subject specialists.
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This is not a presentation - you can jump into this where you want !
You are going to add some things as we go along
Learning is a collaborative activity
Or say it #citylearning4.0 on twitter !
Perhaps a bit more than 10 things you can do now -
European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu
The six DigCompEdu areas focus on different aspects of educators’ professional
Area 1: Professional Engagement Using digital technologies for communication,
collaboration and professional development.
Area 2: Digital Resources Sourcing, creating and sharing digital resources.
Area 3: Teaching and Learning Managing and orchestrating the use of digital
technologies in teaching and learning.
European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators:
Area 4: Assessment Using digital technologies and strategies to enhance
Area 5: Empowering Learners Using digital technologies to enhance inclusion,
personalisation and learners’ active engagement.
Area 6: Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence Enabling learners to creatively
and responsibly use digital technologies for information, communication, content
creation, wellbeing and problem-solving.
Architecture of participation
With thanks to Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth
Google Moonshot 2015
Reaching out into community
Learner generated content
Crowd sourcing and collaborative learning
Challenges of training are challenges that big global corporates
What is new in learning …
New science of learning
It can be daunting – always remember …
Optimism is a choice !
As are high expectations !
No longer “it wouldn’t work for our candidates/ centres because…
● Research strategies for collecting and curating information
● Presentation applications and skills ● Access to digital
information ● Graphic and content design ● Multimedia and
video production ● Social engagement and collaboration ●
Programming and databases
Future Proofing – What would be useful advice for Trailblazers – List of things that
will have impact on education and all sectors
• Blended Learning
• Greater use of video and video
• Augmented Reality,
• Virtual Reality,
• The internet of things and mobile
• Apps for learning ,
• Learner Analytics and impact of big
• Predictive assessment
• Comparative Judgement in formative
and summative assessment
• Open badges and new forms of digital
• Consumer Technologies > 3D Video >
Drones > Electronic Publishing >
Quantified Self > Robotics >
Telepresence > Wearable Technology
• Internet Technologies > Bibliometrics
and Citation Technologies > Cloud
Computing > Networked Objects >
Semantic Applications > Syndication
• Social Media Technologies >
Crowdsourcing > Online Identity > Social
Who are the unseen competition ?
Who are getting it right but you might not notice ! QA Powered
by Canvas eating up IT apprenticeship market
Based in Scotland delivering globally – if you can deliver
Art online you can deliver most things
Competition can come from a classroom A College
lecturer opened up his photography class to world and made history
Can’t get to school ? It is no longer a lonely experience
with peripatetic teacher visiting you. You can be in an online class
with a teacher and classmates you can see -
What are challenges Scotland v UK
No such central drivers
Focus on making better use of Google
FELTAG Further Educations Learning
Technology Action Group and push to
increase blended learning for Colleges and
vocational learning - a broad alliance
Understanding how much we can assess in
But not as yet the promised digital standards
for learning and teaching
Some large UK apprenticeship providers
coming over the border
Some very large apprenticeship providers -
delivering and supporting large employers
Opportunity to redefine core/essential skills
Pedagogy More tools used around
Are you making the most of Blended Learning Essentials
• Have you thought about accessing the free support from the Open
University OEPS Project ? – learning materials on understanding open
learning straight into your VLE ?
• In College space emergence of Blended Learning Consortium ?
Where are the MOOC’s being used ? Do you promote courses from EdX,
Coursera and Future Learn as staff and learner development opportunities ?
Where are you in developing and exemplifying staff digital skills ?
Do you value and develop Learner’s digital skills ?
Do you make the most of Windows 10 , Google Apps , the network , the VLE
, Mahara , Microsoft 365 , Do all learners have an Eportfolio or somewhere
to showcase their own work ?
Are you using technology effectively for internal verification ?
How much learning happens out of the classroom ?
How much can you open up to centres, learners and the community ?
How much can you deliver directly into the workplace ?
How quickly do you learn from centres and workplaces ?
Where are you with Communications / Numeracy / Digital Literacy or is this
not your challenge ? ( it really is everyone’s challenge)
Are you using Khan Academy well ? How about Citizen Maths ? Or
Open Educational Resources
• Do you and your centres know about
#OER and where to find these ?
Learners, where do you want to go
Education that is:
• On demand
• Self Paced
• Personalised to learning style and pace
• From any location
• Relevant to career and life now and for the future
• Reflects global learning and local needs – more collaborative
• Meeting and listening to experts – high value but good value
• Did I say - Collaborative
• In all subjects and in smaller packages
10 Things You Can take away
This is not exhaustive list of 10 things you can have a look at today and that you
can take into your teaching practice - as we go along you can add some !
I've been plugging this for a
while most teachers with a
power point will be able to cope
with https://lumen5.com/ Most
staff should of course have a
reflective blog, that would make
using Lumen5 even more
If you have staff who are a bit
more adventurous get everyone
using https://h5p.org/ you can
create engaging learning
materials and port them straight
into your virtual learning
Discover Open Knowledge and
how to access open research
And what it actually means
Discover 23 Things - nice self
paced lessons for staff who
want to learn about useful ways
to embed digital practice in your
Lesson one is about setting up and running a reflective
blog - my own at www.joewilsons.net since 2001
https://idea.org.uk/ Badge your
brilliance - some really useful
chunks of learning - for you
and learner development
Make a list of your own favourite apps for teaching and learning
Artificial Intellegence is on its way -
I’m not running those industy4.0 clips but they are here if you want them
Add your own contribution to Citylearning4.0
Get involved !
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