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EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TO SURVIVE THE AREA REVIEWS, COLLEGES TOLD

EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TO SURVIVE THE AREA REVIEWS, COLLEGES TOLD

Colleges which fail to evolve and innovate will not be able to survive the area reviews or provide appropriate provision for their learners, a technology expert has warned.

Bob Harrison, chair of governors at Northern College and a member of the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG), told the Bett Show 2016 that embracing technological advances should be hard-wired into providers' approach to teaching and learning.

"FELTAG is not something that is added – it underpins everything that we do in colleges," he said. "Your ability to cope with area-based reviews, Prevent and apprenticeships will all depend on digital technology. If we don’t have innovation, we don’t evolve. If we don’t evolve, we die."

FELTAG was established in January 2013 to make practical recommendations about the implementaion of digital technology in FE. In February 2014, FELTAG recommended that all publicly-funded FE courses in England should have 10 per cent of their content online by the end of this academic year – and half online by 2017/18. READ MORE...

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