The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) have now launched their Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, with the aim of helping teachers, trainers and assessors realise the true potential of using digital technologies to enhance the learner experience. The design of the platform is heavily influenced by the Digital Teaching Professional Framework. You can find more information about the framework here in an article recently published on EPALE.
In line with the Digital Teaching Professional Framework, the teaching platform delivers modules focused on different themes and aimed at different levels. There is a wide range of themes, including adopting, exploring, leading, digital wellbeing, the flipped classroom and collaboration. A dashboard will be added at the end of March 2019, which will allow for better organisation and enable monitoring of staff Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.
For those interested in using the platform, there will be a number of free training sessions held over the next few weeks that will introduce the platform, show users how it works and allow for any questions to be answered.
Afternoon webinar and evening webchat – 27 February 2019
Workshop at the 2019 bksb Skills Conference – 12 March 2019, Leicester City Football Club, Leicester
Workshop at Digifest 2019 – 13 March 2019, International Convention Centre, Birmingham
ETF recognise that a teacher’s role has changed – they must enable students to discover new knowledge, as opposed to being the direct source of that knowledge, as they have historically been. Learning is now a collaboration between the teacher and the student, and digital technologies are becoming an essential tool in the learning experience. Teachers must understand how technology can enhance pedagogy and this new knowledge will enable them to tackle a vast array of technological formats and overcome any barriers they might face. The Enhance Digital Teaching Platform will ensure that teachers need not be intimidated by the use of tech in learning environments and will help to put them on the path to success.