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Exploring the true power of technology for FE colleges

In the face of dwindling budgets, increasing student numbers, an unknown employment market and heightened competition, FE colleges are increasingly turning to technology to deliver a more valuable education experience.

Tackling falling adult student numbers in the UK is a priority

If Further Education is considered the overlooked middle child of the UK’s education system, adult learning might be seen as a distant cousin.

Instructure Hires Patricia Molenaar as VP of Sales for EMEA

Instructure, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work, today (17 Dec) announced that Patricia Molenaar has been hired as its Vice President (VP) of Sales for EMEA based in France.

How distance learning can plug the UK’s skills shortage

#FE colleges’ step-change in willingness to embrace distance learning Remote learning is not a new concept for educators. Today, there are nearly 400,000 distance learners in Higher Education (HE), and three-quarters of university leaders say that online tuition is just as effective as lessons undertaken in a physical classroom. 

Soft skills crisis threatens UK’s future economic prosperity #Skills2030

Digital Transformation: Why Good Enough Just Isn’t Good Enough

FE colleges play a critical role in helping people transition from education into working life.

Lack of #EdTech leaving FE students unprepared for workplace

FE students let down by classroom tech, educators call for Government support in improving technology uptake.

Making Digital Literacy Measurable and Attainable

By helping further education colleges to prepare students for their future careers in industry, we’re addressing an issue high on the agenda for academia and industry alike: the UK skills gap. Some of our customers tell us that it’s it not just a gap, but a fundamental mismatch - and that it’s crucial to understand where the discrepancies between the needs of employers and the skills of students lie.  

Time for colleges to seize the opportunity presented by changes in higher education

The Opportunities for Colleges: Further education colleges playing a bigger role in HE Last week Universities Minister David Willetts announced that 9,500 of the 20,000 lower-cost higher education places will be allocated to further education colleges.

Educators Assemble at #CanvasCon Europe to Explore Strategies and Innovations in #EdTech

Leading institutions share best practice in personalised learning analytics, design thinking, and student engagement This week more than 600 education professionals, technologists, and industry innovators attended Instructure’s annual European conference, CanvasCon at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona.

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