Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#FELTAG , #ETAG English FE Going On-line #OER

I was curating some links and advising a colleague this evening on the changing on-line landscape of further education in England tonight .  The ambition providing it is meaningful and rewarding to learners is a noble one - to increase the availability of on-line learning in further education to initially 10% then towards 50% and eventually up to 70% .  If these materials were #OER open educational resources this could benefit all life long learners . 

At moment I am spotting lots of commercial content providers rolling out their stalls .

I do hope it is not simply a cost cutting scheme.

If you want to find out about what is happening in English FE here are some of the key documents and sample  market response.  I am interested in capturing a few more market responses .  Is the content business going into overdrive to supply Colleges with the 10% or are Colleges ready to create their own content ?

Background and ambition

English Government Response

Including 10% this year and up to 50% on-line by 2017

Becoming policy here

Agency and Market Responses