Guide: Enhancing the digital experience for skills learners
In July 2015 we commissioned research to explore the digital experiences of learners in the skills sector and to consult them on their needs and expectations. The study encompassed work-based learning (including apprenticeships), adult and community learning and offender learning. Read the full study findings published in November 2016 and our brief for leaders of apprenticeships, adult, community and offender learning.
Although the findings have much in common with earlier studies in phase one: higher education (HE) and phase two: further education (FE) we also identified some key challenges specific to the skills sector.
This guide is intended to inform and inspire you as you develop your use of digital technologies by including practical examples and case studies of effective practice from a range of skills providers. The intention is that you can amend, replicate and embed this practice in your own context.
The content is structured around five key themes which our study revealed are essential in supporting an effective digital experience for learners:
- Developing your digital vision
- Building a robust digital environment
- Developing staff digital capabilities
- Empowering and engaging learners
- Embedding technology within inclusive curriculum and assessment practices
Where available, links have been provided to help you access further resources, find out more information and make direct contact with those whose work interests you.
Like technology, effective practice continues to grow and evolve. So, if you would like to share your work please email Sarah Knight, senior co-design manager, to submit brief details on what you are doing.