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Join the FE Coalition and be part of the digital revolution

A group set up to help steer colleges through digital transformation over the past three years is now turning its attention to the sort of technology that will benefit FE organisations in the future.

The FE Coalition was born in response to the government’s 2014 FELTAG report (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group), which made several key recommendations to ensure that digital technology benefited learners, providers, employers and the UK economy.

Since then, the sector has evolved considerably and many FE providers have jumped on board the digital express. But there’s more work to be done – and new technology to embrace.

The focus of the present coalition, which is organised by Jisc, the sector’s digital innovator, is to bring together sector leaders and digital decision-makers to share best-practice and learn how the colleges of tomorrow could operate.

October 31 is the date of the next meeting, when topics for discussion include learning and assessment in a digital age, digital skills in the vocational education and training sector and the use of augmented and virtual reality in teaching. Experts from colleges already spearheading work in these areas will be presenting. There will also be a Jisc update on our work in the FE and skills sector.

Jisc’s London office is the location for the next meeting, which is free to attend, although you must register. For more information, contact senior co-design manager at Jisc, Rob Bristow, via email.

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