A new grants programme has been launched for FE and training providers, to explore how students and staff can work together in their understanding and use of technologies for learning.
The pilot programme, funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and managed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN), will commission four collaborative projects to develop and test models of student-staff partnerships.
Projects will explore what works and how best to build trainer/teacher skill and confidence in the development of student-staff partnerships and in the use of technology to support and enhance learning.
Applications are open to any FE and training provider to lead a collaborative group of practitioners.
The deadline for grant applications is Friday, 9th November.
Sign-up for a Briefing and Collaboration webinar on the 30th October, where you will gain an overview of the programme and an opportunity to start forming project groups.
Colin Bentwood, Managing Director of SDN, said:
“Technology can be a powerful tool in helping to underpin high-quality teaching, learning and assessment. But the technology used by students is constantly changing, requiring practitioners to be constantly learning, adapting and improving their practice.
“We’re really excited to be overseeing these new pilots – giving FE and training providers the space to trial innovative approaches, build models of student-staff partnership, and measure its impact on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.”