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The Skills Network Launches Pioneering Learning Technology

James Earl, Executive Director at The Skills Network

Leading online learning provider @SkillsNetworkUK (TSN) has launched the first subject specific online diagnostic and curriculum planning tool of its kind to support the further education (#FE) sector.

The product has been developed following updates to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) in September 2019, with increased levels of scrutiny on the ability to conduct and evidence starting point assessments of learners.

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its learning technology platform, TSN has created a tool that will transform the way providers capture knowledge and create individualised Curriculum Plans.

With online assessments and automated SMART developmental targets for each learner, the organisation hopes that the product will maximise time efficiency, accuracy and a consistency of quality for providers utilising it across the sector.

Chris Jones, former Ofsted HMI and Specialist Advisor for Further Education and Skills, said:

This piece of technology is a game changer for the sector. Providers need clear methods to identify learners’ prior knowledge, skills, and behaviours before they begin their course. This insight must then be used to create more personalised curriculum plans and ensure a ‘high quality of education’ for each learner. Some current practices may pose a risk if providers do not change their approach.

From what I can see, this technology could transform the way in which providers adopt their approach to a learner’s starting point.”

James Earl, Executive Director at The Skills Network, stated:

 “We’re delighted to launch this product to the sector. One thing we’re passionate about is innovating learning and delivery, and we believe that with this tool we can help to create a benchmark of quality, efficiency, and best-in-class process. It is products like this one that continue our journey to become recognised as one of the most collaborative and creative providers of learning technology.”

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