Purpose of group
While an increased shift to online learning provision has been anticipated for some time, no-one was prepared for the suddenness with which this has had to be accommodated due to Covid 19.While it is impacting on all adult learning providers, this community of practice will provide a forum to discuss the experience of the community sector, where providers may not have access to resources and support to the same degree as those in HE and FE. It is also in the community sector where the human capital benefits of learning are particularly emphasised/important, and this is not always a strength of online provision.
Join the discussions and let us know your thoughts on the following questions:Does the community sector have the necessary resources/expertise? Where is there good practice? Will the changes due to lockdown continue, or will we revert to previous methodologies? What of the loss of the social aspect of learning – can this be replicated remotely? Will this shift further isolate the technologically disadvantaged?
Target audienceAdult learning providers
Theme addressedLearning Environments