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Patron Think Piece - Training Qualifications UK - What training providers should look for from digital qualifications
Date published: 01.12.2021
The days when artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction are long gone. Whether it’s the virtual assistant on your mobile phone or the recommendations you get on Netflix, much of our everyday lives are dominated by AI. But while its impact continues to grow, education and training around it hasn’t followed suit. 55% of businesses have reported an AI skills gap, while 67% anticipate that their need for these skills will only grow in the future.
Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - Traineeships – untapped potential?
Date published: 14.10.2021
Traineeships, the skills development programmes that include a work placement, have been a hot topic throughout 2021. With the deadline for a new government cash incentive fast approaching, we thought it was high time we talked about traineeships in more depth. How successful have they been? What challenges do they face? Have cash incentives made a difference? And, most importantly, what can we do to ensure traineeships reach their full potential in the future?
Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - EdTech and the rise of personalised learning
Date published: 30.06.2021
Virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, gamification and big data are all concepts that are finally spilling over into the education sector in a big way. Education technology, or EdTech, if delivered in the right way, could be game changing in the way that it transforms traditional ways of teaching and learning.
Patron Think Piece - LearnBox - Death by PowerPoint, and how to avoid it
Date published: 17.05.2021
Did you know over 35 million PowerPoint presentations are given every single day containing on average 40 words per slide but 90%of what the presenter says is forgotten in within just 30 seconds. Which in short means there are a lot of PowerPoint casualties. It is an occupational hazard you’ve been through, right? A typical event; the killer (err... the presenter) walks into the room grinning because they know they’ve spent a long time working on their slides to make sure they don’t forget
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