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How wide is the digital divide in education?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been reading our blogs in this series, you’ll have seen how the technology necessary for cloud-based blended and distance learning as well as MOOCs is undoubtedly more prolific and cheaper than it ever has been – hence more and more educators around the world are moving to the cloud. Yet many argue that the digital divide is widening: the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Ofsted inspections for Adult Community Learning providers: six new trends

Posted by Carla Martinho on July 12, 2018

I’ve recently carried out an analysis of OFSTED inspection reports for Adult Community Learning (ACL) providers to try and understand what the trends are, in terms of both grades awarded and common areas for improvement.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Working with training providers – an employer perspective

Posted by Daniel Barrass on July 9, 2018

Apprenticeships are a core part of BT’s Talent Strategy; ensuring they maintain and develop a highly skilled workforce. Recent reforms have allowed BT to link their apprenticeship strategy strongly to their culture and development principles.  BT have used apprenticeships to fund initiatives that address attraction, retention and performance challenges through developing internal career pathways with accredited learning solutions. 

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Topics: Higher Education

Five steps to embed a culture of continuous improvement in early years settings

Posted by Lorna Dick on June 18, 2018

High quality early years provision has a positive impact on the daily lives of young children, and in their longer-term learning and achievements. The wealth of research substantiating this statement is well known to those who work in the early years sector.  

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Addressing and eliminating the increasing vocabulary gap across all phases of schooling

Posted by Angela Taylor on June 15, 2018

Two new publications this year have once again highlighted the impact of a limited vocabulary on the achievement of a child: ‘Why Closing the Word Gap Matters” an Oxford Language Report and ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ by Alex Quigley.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?

Posted by Tribal Group on June 7, 2018

The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are empowered.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

A best-practice checklist for action planning

Posted by Tribal Group on June 6, 2018

An audit may often be the root-cause of a quality improvement plan – but it doesn’t have to be. Having a robust evidence-based quality improvement process is not just for auditors – it can also help attract talented staff and students.  So here’s our checklist for action planning with a difference:

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

College apps: The communication revolution in education

Posted by Tribal Group on June 4, 2018

The last couple of blogs in this series have reviewed the need for an app for colleges and have highlighted that if you have the right tools and processes in place to communicate with students effectively – you’ll deliver a great ‘Student Experience’ that students will love, thrive on, and advocate.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

The Cloud, SaaS, and Automation – and what it means for the education sector

Posted by Tribal Group on May 31, 2018

If you’ve kept an eye on education software solution providers over the past 12 months, chances are their latest or soon to be major release is SaaS. When surveyed, 96 per cent of UK universities and 35 per cent of schools have implemented some sort of cloud technology in 2017. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Tips on how to build financial resilience and improve educational performance

Posted by Tribal Group on May 30, 2018

Gone are the days where educational institutions were measured by their successful achievements as well as their reputation. Nowadays, people consider the institution’s dynamism coupled with their achievements and successful marketing to ascertain quality education. Any educational institution will want to rank higher and be the first in mind when it comes to students choosing their destination. To do that you need to stay abreast of, and be able to adapt to the changing environment and demands.

Perhaps the more pertinent question is how do you stay relevant and know where to improve?  

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education