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Introducing a chatbot to your learning management system (LMS)
If you create, consume or manage online learning materials on a learning management system (LMS);...
Unconscious Bias in The #FutureofWork: Entire hiring process needs an overhaul before #AI can level the playing field
Furhat Robotics, an artificial intelligence and social robotics company based in Stockholm, revealed its latest...
A more flexible way to spend the Apprenticeship Levy fund
Following the change in the apprenticeship system in 2017, a new target was set to...
SECTOR RESPONSE TO HEPI INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RESEARCH
UK universities punch well above their weight when it comes to attracting students from overseas.  In...
The Hidden Value of EdTech: Giving #GenZ Students the Skills They Need To Thrive In The Future
Education providers have very different challenges today than they did thirty years ago. With the rapid...
Introducing a chatbot to your learning management system (LMS)
Introducing a chatbot to your learning managem...
Unconscious Bias in The #FutureofWork: Entire hiring process needs an overhaul before #AI can level the playing field
Unconscious Bias in The #FutureofWork: Entire ...
A more flexible way to spend the Apprenticeship Levy fund
A more flexible way to spend the Apprenticeshi...
SECTOR RESPONSE TO HEPI INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RESEARCH
SECTOR RESPONSE TO HEPI INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS...
The Hidden Value of EdTech: Giving #GenZ Students the Skills They Need To Thrive In The Future
The Hidden Value of EdTech: Giving #GenZ Stude...

 

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Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

Introducing a chatbot to your learning m…

Mar 24, 2019 / FE Voices

If you create, consume or manage online learning materials on a learning management system (LMS); have you considered how a chatbot or a voice first service could be used to...

Juliet Eccleston, co-founder and CEO, AnyGood?

Unconscious Bias in The #FutureofWork: E…

Mar 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Furhat Robotics, an artificial intelligence and social robotics company based in Stockholm, revealed its latest creation, Tengai, last week. How would you feel if your next job interviewer was a robot?...

Roei Deutsch, Founder and CEO of Jolt,

A more flexible way to spend the Apprent…

Mar 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Following the change in the apprenticeship system in 2017, a new target was set to hit 3 million new starts by 2020. However, recent reports from the National Audit Office have...

SECTOR RESPONSE TO HEPI INTERNATIONAL ST…

Mar 21, 2019 / FE Voices

UK universities punch well above their weight when it comes to attracting students from overseas.  In response to a joint report, "The UK’s tax revenues from international students post-graduation" by the...

Claire Vyvyan, Senior Vice President UKI, Dell EMC

The Hidden Value of EdTech: Giving #GenZ…

Mar 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Education providers have very different challenges today than they did thirty years ago. With the rapid development of technology and the growth in smartphone adoption, it can be a challenge to...

#AgeingPopulation : The Importance of Te…

Mar 20, 2019 / FE Voices

We all know of instances where individuals have fallen victim to the digital barrier. Those that were born before 1990 weren’t brought up surrounded by technology, and this pattern continues...

Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service (NCS)

Does being digital mean being different?

Mar 20, 2019 / FE Voices

When you build a digital service does that make it a different thing to the rest of the service? The National Careers Service has spent a good deal of time trying...

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Top-end apprenticeships should no longer…

Mar 20, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprenticeship training providers have called for the radical step of removing the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of levy funding in order to relieve growing pressures on...

Matthew Jones, Cyber Security Apprentice, Nominet

It Takes Time To Change Perceptions, But…

Mar 20, 2019 / FE Voices

Dip into cyber security, see if you like it I started the cyber security apprenticeship with Nominet straight from school, back in October 2018. Someone from NCSC had come into...

#EdTechPodcast: What is Education 4.0? #…

Mar 19, 2019 / Podcasts

What’s in this episode? Hello dear listeners and welcome to episode two of the Education 4.0 series. This episode was largely recorded at the recent Digifest event run by Jisc. I’m in conversation...

Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation

Digital exclusion will worsen as 4,000 p…

Mar 19, 2019 / FE Voices

Research published from the House of Commons Library - commissioned by Labour’s shadow culture team -  shows that almost 4,000 public computers have been cut from libraries and jobcentres. Good Things...

Plans to stop funding qualifications not…

Mar 19, 2019 / FE Voices

PLANS LAUNCHED TO BOOST QUALITY OF POST 16 QUALIFICATIONS.  Plans to stop funding qualifications that do not provide the same high-quality education as new T Levels and world-class A Levels have...

Ed Fidoe of the London Interdisciplinary School

#EdTech Podcast with Ed Fidoe, Director…

Mar 18, 2019 / Podcasts

For anyone interested in the "bleed" between Universities and FE as they both develop. What’s in this episode? Hello listeners! This week i’m in conversation with Ed Fidoe of the London Interdisciplinary School on launching a...

Mark Pinches, Head of Coaching at Westfield Health

#LetsChat about Wellbeing: Why it's impo…

Mar 18, 2019 / FE Voices

Fancy a chat? Why it's important to talk In a society that is ‘always on’, it’s more important than ever to communicate verbally with colleagues whilst at work. It’s emerging that...

Training in the UK’s renewables sector

Mar 16, 2019 / FE Voices

Around the world, the renewables sector is a growing industry — and that means it needs an increasing number of new employees to support and drive it to further success. In...

Five Ways to Beat Imposter Syndrome at W…

Mar 16, 2019 / FE Voices

The overwhelming feeling of crippling self-doubt and dread known as Imposter Syndrome has impacted a whopping 62% of people at work, according to a report by Access Commercial Finance. The survey...

Charlie Mullins OBE, CEO and founder of Pimlico Plumbers

The Chancellor's £700m #SpringStatement …

Mar 14, 2019 / FE Voices

Following the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, in which he discussed his proposed apprenticeship reforms - including bringing forward the £700m package of reforms to help small businesses take on more apprentices...

James Fisher, Senior Vice President, Qlik

We need to tackle the digital skills cri…

Mar 14, 2019 / FE Voices

James Fisher, Senior Vice President at data analytics firm, Qlik, argues that whilst the Chancellor’s Spring Statement announcements around apprenticeship reforms were positive, he glossed over a huge problem that...

Chancellor brings forward £700m package …

Mar 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Ensuring people have the skills that employers need is vital to creating the workforce of the future. The Budget set out steps to equip people with the skills to succeed in...

Kev Bradshaw, Digital Learning Designer, Havant & South Downs College

Using video to innovate pedagogical meth…

Mar 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Digifest is a two-day exhibition where educators and industry professionals come together to discuss collaborative ways of using digital technology in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning practice.  Havant &...

Promoting Wellbeing to Young People: The…

Mar 13, 2019 / FE Voices

Often when mental health is discussed, people immediately think of mental health disorders, such as depression or self-harm. However, mental health is a much wider subject than those disorders. Here, safeguarding...

Science Minister speaks of the potential…

Mar 12, 2019 / FE Voices

Chris Skidmore speaks at the Industrial Strategy Science Fair, part of British Science Week 2019 about the potential young people have in addressing the opportunities of the future:  Good afternoon everyone...

Amanda Spielman

Safeguarding young people in education f…

Mar 12, 2019 / FE Voices

Amanda Spielman discusses Ofsted's report on knife crime. The report looks at exclusions, working with agencies and education about staying safe: This is a timely report for Ofsted to be publishing...

Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

The #FutureOfEducation is Conversational…

Mar 12, 2019 / FE Voices

The ability to solve the myriad of day-to-day problems that are encountered on our campuses is getting harder and this is exacerbated by the lack of time to solve these...

The trends of End-Point Assessment metho…

Mar 11, 2019 / FE Voices

Strategic Development Network (SDN) carries out a forensic analysis of apprenticeship standards to support our clients make more informed decisions about on-programme delivery or end-point assessment design. We also delve into...

Promote future skills by designing class…

Mar 10, 2019 / FE Voices

A learning space that embraces and nurtures the relationship between teachers and children is crucial in cultivating a culture of working together. In today’s more progressive classrooms, technology is ubiquitous, collaboration is...

Sam Parrett OBE, Principal and CEO, London South East Colleges

The invaluable commodity of social capit…

Mar 08, 2019 / FE Voices

Much is written about social mobility and the notion that gaining qualifications will help you get a job, which in turn helps you progress further in life. This is absolutely true...

The Science of Apprenticeships @AstraZen…

Mar 08, 2019 / FE Voices

Earlier this week all the AstraZeneca apprentices and their managers from all areas of the business got together for a jam-packed day to celebrate apprenticeships. The day brought together apprentices...

Claire Findlay, Head of Apprenticeships at Barclays

#Apprenticeships: The secret to attracti…

Mar 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy continues to be a controversial topic, with many companies, businesses and individuals disagreeing on the right way to use the levy and who apprenticeships are...

Sector Response To The NAO Report On The…

Mar 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Today (6 Mar), the National Audit Office (NAO) has published a new report assessing whether the government’s apprenticeships programme is providing value for money.  National Audit Office report: "The apprenticeships programme" Read...

The benefits of an Apprenticeship outwei…

Mar 07, 2019 / FE Voices

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to Marcus Westmooreland about his experience as an apprentice at Jackson & Green Accountants:  Marcus began his Apprenticeship at the accountancy firm in...

Making Student Mental Health a Priority …

Mar 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Mental Health is a common topic on today’s news agenda, but perhaps one that’s not addressed enough when it comes to university students. Today (7 March) marks University Mental Health Day...

How Can Automation Help Organisations At…

Mar 07, 2019 / FE Voices

Deepak Poria, General Manager APAC at Dynama, explains how winning companies competitive advantage look inside their organisation to attract, recruit and retain the best talent regardless of gender: Across the world...

Richard Marsh, Apprenticeship Partnership Director, Kaplan Financial

The Value Vs Costs Conundrum: The Appren…

Mar 06, 2019 / FE Voices

The NAO has updated its report on Apprenticeships in England.  Overall it's finding are not dramatic but it's long term effects are likely to be profound Some interesting things did emerge -...

Damian Burdin, Chief Executive at Progress to Excellence Ltd

How New Apprenticeship Standards Put Emp…

Mar 06, 2019 / FE Voices

EMPLOYERS are now in the driving seat to get on the right road to the specific training they need for their apprentices. As the number of apprenticeship standards continue to increase...

Hema Tank is Associate Dean at The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Using Apprenticeships To #BlazeATrail Fo…

Mar 06, 2019 / FE Voices

Apprenticeship Week is all about promoting different routes into careers. Apprenticeships have the advantage of being able to be tailored to an employer and the roles they need fill, as...

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

To make the apprenticeship programme sus…

Mar 06, 2019 / FE Voices

The National Audit Office (NAO) is right to identify the long-term financial sustainability of the apprenticeship programme as a key issue that the government must address. The highlighting in its latest...

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK

Augar review of post-18 education in Eng…

Mar 05, 2019 / FE Voices

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, has set out five tests against which recommendations from the upcoming publication of the Augar review should be judged: Parliamentarians must judge the Augar...

Gowercroft apprentices seize the window …

Mar 05, 2019 / FE Voices

Alfreton-based Gowercroft Joinery is recognised by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) as one of its many members who are champions of National Apprentice Week (March 4th – 8th) thanks to...

FE Sector General Curriculum: Let's Map …

Mar 04, 2019 / FE Voices

The fourth industrial revolution is in full swing. Yet schools and universities continue to follow their nineteenth century formulae. Revolutions in the realm of economics have always been advantageous, they point...

More parents would now rather their chil…

Mar 04, 2019 / FE Voices

More parents in the UK want to see their child undertake an apprenticeship than a university degree, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders. To mark National Apprenticeship...

Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

The current and potential use of #VoiceF…

Mar 03, 2019 / FE Voices

This article explores the current and potential use of voice first services on the campus; otherwise known as conversational services or chatbots. In Bolton College's case, students simply have to talk...

Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service (NCS)

Designing A #DigitalFirst Careers Servic…

Mar 02, 2019 / FE Voices

Embedding digital tools at the heart of our interactions Last time I wrote I was reflecting on how it is natural for the National Careers Service to be a Digital First...

Alex Morris discusses quality assurance in apprenticeships

Alex Morris discusses quality assurance …

Mar 01, 2019 / FE Voices

The introduction of End-Point Assessments (EPA), the ‘exam’ taken by apprentices at the end of their training, is arguably the single most important change to apprenticeships since the Richard Review. It...

Dominic Blythe, director at RSM

Spotlight on FE executive pay seems to b…

Mar 01, 2019 / FE Voices

Focus on pay in the education sector has increased significantly in recent years. As well as more general legislation bringing in gender pay gap reporting, levels of executive pay for universities...

Deborah Edmondson, Early Talent Director at Cohesion Recruitment

Everything you need to know about applyi…

Mar 01, 2019 / FE Voices

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, (4th – 8th March), we talk to Deborah Edmondson, Early Talent Director at Cohesion Recruitment, for her advice on guiding you through the apprenticeship process: Apprenticeships...

Chris Skidmore, Universities Minister

Universities Minister outlines his prior…

Feb 28, 2019 / FE Voices

Chris Skidmore spoke at Nottingham Trent University outlining his priority to drive improvements in access and participation in higher education: I am delighted to be here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)...

Sector Response to February 2019 Apprenticeships and Levy statistics

Sector Response to Apprenticeships and L…

Feb 28, 2019 / FE Voices

This morning (28 Feb) DfE published their Apprenticeships and levy statistics: February 2019.  Positive take outs from the publication: There have been 192,100 apprenticeship starts on the frameworks and new standards reported to...

Why being ‘research active’ is becoming …

Feb 27, 2019 / FE Voices

That’s why Havant & South Downs College Higher Education Manager, Dom Thompson, encourages his colleagues to stay ‘research active’, and reminds others that it’s not as hard as you might think: You...

Andy Richardson, CEO, Dynistics

Visualisation: The key to unlocking the …

Feb 26, 2019 / FE Voices

Unstructured data tends to be human-generated and people-oriented content – such as emails, reports, spreadsheets, medical records, in addition to data created by the Internet of Things (IoT), social media...

Matt Lent, Chief Executive Officer of Future First

Future First agrees that education is no…

Feb 26, 2019 / FE Voices

Responding to today's (26 Feb) report by Career Colleges Trust that teenagers are unsure where their education is heading: Career Colleges Trust is right to say that too many state school...

Stavros Yiannouka is CEO of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

The education sector urgently needs to e…

Feb 26, 2019 / FE Voices

A recent survey conducted by IPSOS on behalf of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and JobTeaser produced seemingly paradoxical results. Over 75% of Europeans aged 18-25 surveyed expressed optimism...

How This Digital Marketing Apprentice Is…

Feb 25, 2019 / FE Voices

There are a number of fantastic apprenticeship stories within the awesome businesses we work with at LDN Apprenticeships and it’s always great to place young people into jobs around London...

Emotional Resilience and the Future of M…

Feb 25, 2019 / FE Voices

The Mental Health Epidemic  Mental health has become a prominent topic across the world in recent years. The rise of mental ill health along with its effects in almost every area...

Aftab Hussain, Strategic ILT Lead, Bolton College

The 4 Stages Of Transition From Campus C…

Feb 23, 2019 / FE Voices

When my fellow colleagues at Bolton College started to develop the Ada chatbot service we knew that she would eventually evolve into a campus digital assistant. This following text summarises the...

The Independent Group: What does this me…

Feb 22, 2019 / FE Voices

They say a week is a long time in politics, well this has been a very interesting week! Today, seven MPs have left Labour and formed a new, Independent Group. They’re...

John Laramy, the Principal and CEO of Exeter College

John Laramy's simple vision: To be excep…

Feb 22, 2019 / FE Voices

When people in other parts of the UK hear the name Exeter, they are likely to recognise it for one of several things. Most often, it is either the Chiefs...

James Reed, Chairman, REED Recruitment

The 7 Second CV: Make every second count

Feb 22, 2019 / FE Voices

CVs: Making every second count On average it takes a recruiter just seven seconds to accept or reject a CV, so how do you craft a CV that grabs a recruiter’s...

The future of the teaching, assessment a…

Feb 21, 2019 / FE Voices

You might be aware that last year the teaching, and the assessment and quality assurance qualifications (often known as TAQA) were extended from July 2018 to July 2020. The Federation of...

Sak Awan Director of Employability and Skills, S Knights Recuitment

Does your employer engagement strategy r…

Feb 21, 2019 / FE Voices

Employers and employer engagement has always been a key theme running through the Employability and Skills agenda. From Apprenticeships (both levy and non-Levy) traineeships, sector based work academies to DWP contracts...

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