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Skills sector project: Five more learner focus groups and some preliminary thoughts from these

Posted on behalf of Giles Pepler,Skills Study Project Manager, and NIck Jeans,Senior Consultant (Learning Technology): In the run up to Christmas we ran five further learner focus groups: three in ACL and two at private training providers. The ACL learners included a large and lively group at Carmarthen and smaller groups in Leicester and Derby, … Read more

News from the first three learner focus groups: Skills Digital Student Study

Posted on behalf of Giles Pepler,Skills Study Project Manager, and NIck Jeans,Senior Consultant (Learning Technology): During the past week we have run the first three learner focus groups and these have been interesting, varied and challenging. We’ve discussed the issues with a group of child care learners – largely school leavers – at InTouch Care … Read more

Skills study planning well under way

Posted on behalf of Giles Pepler, Skills Study Project Manager Since the study commenced towards the end of July, there has been a very encouraging response from skills training, adult education providers and colleges in seeking to become involved – more than 30 expressions of interest which have greatly helped us start organising learner focus … Read more

Start from the beginning; a case for a digital ‘Learner Profile’ + a useful ‘Student Digital Experience Benchmarking’ tool for FE (and HE)

I was fortunate to be part of the FE Digital Student project , one of four in the larger Jisc study investigating students’ expectations of the digital environment. One of the clear messages we heard during focus groups held for the FE study was that learners wanted access to help to improve their use of … Read more