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LLUK calls for more providers to embed technology in their teaching

Nearly half of adults would feel more confident using technology in the workplace if it had been incorporated more into their education and training, according to a new survey.

Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), the sector skills council that commissioned the research, also reveals half of office workers believe they would waste less time at work if they had better knowledge of technology.

The research was carried out between April and May of this year, using a sample of 1868 UK adults.

“This new research is supported by figures which show that over the last 20 years, the proportion of people using IT in their job has nearly doubled to 77 per cent,” said Bryony Taylor, LLUK’s expert in technology enhanced learning.

LLUK has developed application guides to encourage FE providers to embed technology in the way they teach and help people to learn.

According to Mr Taylor, the guides “help education professionals to prepare their learners for living and working in the 21st century, by providing the best sources of support to help bring new technology into learning”.

The guides are available for download here.

Jason Rainbow

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