Published on March 6, 2009
Time for a step change: Technology enhanced learning in FE and Skills 5th March 2009 Jane Williams Executive Director FE and Regional Delivery
First it’s a joke... then it’s a threat... then it’s obvious. Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 1
Joke? Babbage’s Difference Engine Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 2
Threat? Bell’s telephone Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 3
Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 4
Digitally excluded? 70% 60% 50% 40% 65.8% 58% 54.8% 47.3% 30% 58.2% 50.4% 49.2% 20% 10% 0% Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 5
And learning technologies? Joke? Threat? Obvious? Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 6
Learner access & capability: good student internet access, but some groups are relatively disadvantaged FE students’ internet access 79% have a broadband- connected computer at home that they use for their college 100 course 90 80 Access is higher among those 70 under 25 and those without 60 disability or learning difficulties 50 40 There are no real access 30 differences between full-time 20 and part-time students, but there 10 are differences in the use of 0 technology between these groups Access via Access via dial-up No internet which relate to age, income and broadband access at home educational level. Becta: Measuring e-maturity in the FE sector (2008) Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 11 November JL/JW KIT 7 JL/JW.1111.02
Provider maturity in work-based learning Becta: Measuring e-maturity amongst work-based learning providers (2008) Work-based learning provider e-maturity 45% 40% Percentage of surveyed providers 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Co- Localised Transformat Embedded Innovative ordinated (under 40) ive (60-80) (80-100) (over 100) (40-60) % Providers 6% 19% 41% 33% 2% Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 8
Impact & experience: colleges are positive about impact but more circumspect on tangible outcomes Becta: Measuring e-maturity in the FE sector (2008) The value of ICT and e-learning: FE college views 100% 90% Percentage of practitioners 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Students Improved More effective Useful learner More diverse learning more learning training support tool learning offer effectively outcomes A great deal of help 47 44 64 31 30 Offers some help 32 40 21 45 43 May help 17 13 12 16 20 Doesn't deliver this 3 2 3 4 5 Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 9
Prescription for success • Responsive to learners. • Expertise. • Technology plus. • Coherent support • Commitment from the top. Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 10
Siôn Simon’s challenge ‘...to see more and better...to see the FE sector recognised nationally and internationally for its commitment to technology. For the innovative and creative way it uses technology’. Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 11
Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 12
How we are helping... • Championing the cause of technology. • Supporting leadership for technology. • Development opportunities for FE staff. • The learner and employer voice. • Generator. Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 13
Last word... The time for learning technologies is here. The FE sector is in a good position to make a success of technology. Expert support is available to help you. Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 14
Get in touch..... http://collaboration.becta.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Becta Informal adult learning, April 2008 15
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