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Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region (ACER)

This project supported tutors and assessors to use learning technologies to improve the delivery and assessment of maths and English within apprenticeship and traineeship programmes. The team also worked with governors and senior leaders to develop tools to embed learning technology within strategic planning and decision-making.

Read the final report to discover how the CPD resources have supported staff to increase their knowledge and use of learning technologies.

Final report

  • Apply digital technologies creatively to improve learners’ interest and engagement in English and maths;
  • Develop skills to offer effective remote support via one-to-one and group online tutorials;
  • Improve learning, communication and contact between tutor, assessor, trainee/apprentice and employer;
  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of leaders and governors to embed learning technologies within strategic planning.

Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region | LfuturesListen to Mick, a maths assessor, talking about the impact that these resources have had on his practice.

Downloadable transcript

“The dynamic of assessors engaging with learners digitally away from their workplace has enabled a more personalised approach to the development of all skills. The time that assessors spend face-to-face is more focussed and valued by both assessor and learner.”

Laurence Wells, Associate Principal, Cambridge Regional College

Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region | LfuturesJump in and explore the project website.

Take a look at CPD: Live Online and learn how to use video conferencing software, such as Skype, to support effective online teaching and learning.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Six case studies capturing the challenge, solutions, reflections and next steps of each of the partners involved in the project:

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Cambridge Regional College

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Harlow College

KEITS Training Services Ltd

A digital literacy self-assessment tool for staff

A set of questions to help leaders, managers and governors assess their organisation’s progress in implementing the FELTAG recommendations