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New bite-size EdTech modules to support digital learning

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The Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) has released 14 new educational technology (EdTech) training modules on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The aim is to support teachers and trainers across the sector with digital content creation and delivery at a time when remote working is necessitated again.

The 14 new modules cover practical topics including:

Tools for digital learning – Featuring modules on different learner devices

Working with the Digital Learner – Assessing learners’ digital skills and confidence and helping learners to plan, create content and revise

Creating Content: Media, Tools and Methods – Looking at using scenarios for learning, and how to recycle and repurpose content

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Professional Learning and Development – Using digital tools to reflect and review professional practice.

The new modules all map to the ETF’s national EdTech competency framework, the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (DTPF). The DTPF helps practitioners to track progress in using EdTech through three stages of development – Exploring (starter), Adopting (intermediate), and Leading (advanced). The new training modules cover all three stages of development.

This latest batch of 14 modules is part of the ETF’s EdTech Strategy to provide training covering all aspects of the DTPF by end of March 2021.

Vikki Liogier, National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills, said:

“The aim that underpins our EdTech offer is to support teachers and trainers with their pedagogical and professional development. Digital and pedagogy are no longer divided but closely interlinked – and that has never been clearer than at the present time as we seek to support learning remotely. I am delighted that we are able to provide more easy-to-access training for the FE and Training community at this critical time.”

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