Articles from Elliot Gowans

Successful #EdTech Integration Requires Training and Support

Technology has a pivotal role to play in helping teachers and other educators deliver learning that gets results, while managing workload. Many educational institutions are at a turning point, implementing new technological solutions or evaluating the many options available to them. At this crucial point, robust training and support must form part of implementation programmes if digital transformations are to have the fullest effect.

5 Things We Can Expect From the Universities and Colleges of the Future

The world of education is changing. In the face of technological progress and the drive towards flexible study environments, educational institutions are evaluating the way they deliver learning. Where there is pressure on tuition fees, universities compete more than ever for students. Yet securing enrolments is only part of the picture, to maximise course completion rates, universities must monitor student progress and continually evolve courses in line with changing demands and needs.

Continuously Re-thinking and Adapting Adult Education is Vital: Technology’s Role in Breaking Down Barriers to CPD

As automation technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) continue to take on some of the more demanding tasks carried out by humans, traditional jobs are being redefined and the demand for certain skills is shifting.

Mobile content and gamification is key to student engagement

It is becoming increasingly challenging for tutors in higher education to engage their students with learning materials through traditional methods.

Why the #FutureofEducation is Digital

People from all backgrounds take further education (FE) courses. According to the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group, ‘an essential characteristic of learners in the FE sector is their diversity.’

GCSE results are chance for schools to recognise the important role of technology in education

With this year's GCSE results set to be collected today (23 Aug), schools are preparing to be judged on their students' performance. Indeed, the education industry as a whole is under scrutiny as debates around teaching quality, the exam process and learning formats remain high. 

Why apprenticeships also need technology to succeed

Recently it was announced that the number of apprenticeships in the UK fell by 24 percent in the first six months of the academic year. Indeed, official figures from the Department of Education revealed that between August 2017 and January 2018 there were 206,100 apprenticeship starts compared to 269,600 at the same time the year before.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama selects D2L's Brightspace platform

D2L, a global learning technology leader, today announced that The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has selected the Brightspace platform to provide an enhanced and engaging virtual learning environment for its students and staff.

D2L extends its education customer base across EMEA

D2L is reaching more students in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa

Educators in higher education asked for — and received — powerful new assessment tools

Today (22 Oct), D2L launches its Magenta Release — the latest version of its Brightspace LMS — which lets students around the world get structured and meaningful feedback on any learning activity, helping to improve their learning outcomes.  

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