Free online technology course starts tomorrow

1 March 2017

Apprenterships

Learning and Work Institute are offering a free online technology course, running across 12 weeks, to support adult educators in line with European targets to tackle digital skill gaps. The course will equip educators with practical and pedagogical skills to use digital tools effectively in delivering Adult Learning, particularly for adults with lower level skills.

The 6-unit course will run between 23 February and 17 May 2017, with a new unit published on the AE Pro website every 2 weeks. Unit webinars will take place every two weeks on Thursdays between 13.00–14.00 GMT. The first unit Digital skills live now

This free online course aims to support adult educators to increase their effective use of technology with adults who are currently under-represented in education. Technology can widen participation in learning, allowing learners to learn at any time and place at a pace that is appropriate to them, offering enormous potential to widen participation. Adult educators will benefit by integrating digital methods into their teaching and learning, increasing reach, engaging different audiences and developing the skills learners need for life, learning and work in the 21st century.

To support Unit 1, we are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 2 March 2017 between 1-2 pm (GMT), with presentations from Rosemount Lifelong Learning in Glasgow, Lead Scotland and London Connected Learning Centre.

Please register for the Online CPD Course here or email Susan Easton. To take part in the webinar follow this link http://niace.adobeconnect.com/unit-1/

Matthew Hancock, UK Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy, said: “Technology has the potential to engage more learners, improve the learning experience, enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of providers and continue to meet the ever-changing needs of employers and the community. “Technology is set to transform education over the next decade as much as it has transformed the rest of our lives over the past decade.”