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Patron Think Piece - eLearning WMB - Blended Learning - no longer a question of “if” but “how”
Date published: 29.04.2021
With over 1.4bn learners directly impacted by the events of the past year across the globe, it should be recognised that a blended delivery strategy is no longer a “nice-to-have” - it’s essential to the future of education. Blended learning describes a teaching style which combines the use of technology and online educational exercises with traditional face-to-face activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.
Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - Keeping learners engaged
Date published: 20.04.2021
How to keep learners engaged and happy during lockdown or remote delivery. Supporting learners As lockdown and restrictions continue in one form or another, we find that more and more of us are struggling to stay positive and motivated. Yes, there is hope on the horizon, but it is not yet clear just how and when we’ll begin to get back to life as we once knew it. As a training management platform we are, of course, concerned about the well-being and mental health of learners.
Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - Put learner happiness first for an effective training management strategy
Date published: 30.03.2021
The way that businesses recruit and train their employees is crucial to reducing the skills gap and boosting employment. Since the start of the pandemic, youth unemployment rose by 13% to 66,000 and with a damaged economy to treat, the emphasis is on routing young people into employment like never before. A large part of the Government’s focus is on apprenticeships as signalled recently in its FE white paper. Apprenticeships offer on-the-job training, providing the opportunity to work
Patron Think Piece - TCS iON - Transforming the Learning Sector- Learning and Assessment
Date published: 06.07.2020
A class of wide-eyed students staring at the blackboard with notes scribbled by their teacher. For many years this has been our perception of education. However, COVID 19 has changed the outlook of learning across the world. The 'new normal' has brought in a tidal wave of digitisation in the education sector, urging even the hesitant educators to adopt virtual classrooms.
Patron Think Piece - Training Qualifications UK - Lockdown Lift-Off: Bouncing back after COVID-19
Date published: 08.06.2020
After months of virtual pubs, family quizzes and video conference calls, the national lockdown is slowly lifting. By the middle of the summer, we could be in a position to do some of the things we’ve missed recently: seeing friends, going down the pub, and - most exciting for me - watching the football; even if it does mean Liverpool finally win the title.
Patron Think Piece - OneFile - The initial assessment is the most important part of an apprenticeship
Date published: 04.02.2020
When you think of apprenticeships and the difference they make to people’s lives, you probably don’t think the initial assessment is the most important part. You’re probably thinking about when learners reach milestones, achieve 100% progression or complete their end-point assessment. You might even be thinking about funding reports, learner outcomes or Ofsted inspections. These are all major parts of the apprenticeship journey, so why do we think the initial assessment is the most important
Patron Think Piece - bksb - Revolution in Assessment
Date published: 25.11.2019
Revolution in Assessment The motivations and technology behind the new bksb initial and diagnostic assessments The new initial and diagnostic assessments from bksb have been created to ensure that each candidate is given a unique set of questions and is identified at an accurate level. During early development, the phrase “random questions” was frequently touted, but it quickly became apparent that this would be a hazardous route to take.
Patron Think Piece: OneFile - How to implement your apprenticeship curriculum
Date published: 05.11.2019
Ofsted has a new judgement area: Quality of Education. This new judgement made its debut in the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), so it’s still brand new to providers. Basically it means that Ofsted wants providers to demonstrate their curriculum intent, implementation and impact – the three ‘I’s. The phrase curriculum intent has caused a bit of a stir across the sector, but providers don’t need to panic – it's not a new thing. Training providers have always had to design, plan,
Patron Think Pieces - SQA: Conveyancing and property law: a changing landscape
Date published: 22.07.2019
In this ever-changing landscape, businesses need to continually adapt to grow and survive in the marketplace and the conveyancing and property law sector is no different. The need for high quality, qualified staff is as important as ever, with the sector embracing new qualifications and learning methods. In partnership with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), SQA has developed a market report to guide employers and staff through the top issues impacting the property law sector in 2019
Patron Think Piece - OneFile - Completion rates aren’t the be all and end all
Date published: 17.06.2019
Here’s what training providers SHOULD be tracking. In the apprenticeship sector, everyone’s always talking about completion rates. They’re agenda items, in the news, and in Ofsted reports. And because of this, timely completions are an important focus for training providers. They need to get as many apprentices over the line as possible, because their completion rate impacts their ranking and reputation in the market. What’s the problem with completion rates? Completion rates are low. More