Monthly Archives: December 2015

Engaging learners in active dialogue around their digital expectations and experiences

From the work we have carried out over the past 3 years with Helen Beetham, Dave White, Rhona Sharpe, Liz Browne and Ellen Lessner, under the Digital Student project and the Change agents’ network, the development of the student digital experience is complex and should be informed by learners’ expectations and experiences of technology. Learners … Read more

Outcomes and Destinations Data for Further Education

The BIS Outcome Based Success Measures Consultation sets out detailed proposals for using student outcomes as a key metric for Further Education. The new experimental data set created by BIS to support this activity provides an indication of sustained student outcomes. An emphasis on destination and the data available changes the way FE is evaluated … Read more

Delayed trains, jumping from planes and vehicles for debate at the AoC Conference

Two weeks¬†ago I set off hopefully to attend the the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 at The ICC, Birmingham, little realising that if FE thought it was experiencing troubled times then our railways system is so much worse. ¬†Monday evening and the Euston to Birmingham railway line was experiencing a perfect storm of vandalism, … Read more