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A mobile app for education: Communication ideas on what to post on your mobile app

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 15, 2018

The FE sector is experiencing increasing financial difficulties, so if colleges can use technology to support delivery, aid learning and support that financial gap, it will support the FE sector as a whole. Technology and teaching are changing all the time, technology is shaping the curriculum. It's enhancing learning and changing how things happen. The teams at NESCOT College, a further and higher education college in Epsom, UK, use the app daily and three quarters of all College comms is sent via the app. We had a chat with the teams and asked them 'what sort of comms are you posting?'…

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Topics: Further Education

A mobile app for education: Using an app for a slick enrolment process

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 8, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, has a mission, to be the college of choice for their students, employers, local community and staff. A mission that they are living every day. We met with staff and students at the college recently to see how they are using app technology to forge new relationships and break down communication barriers in a time of huge change for their students…

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

A mobile app for education: Using app communication to reduce anxiety

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 5, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, is a tech-first college. They have truly embraced the need to communicate with their students on a familiar, interactive and instant channel. We found out first-hand how the college uses its NESCOMMS app (a college branded version of Tribal's Student Engage app), when we spent the day with them.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

A Mobile App for education: Improving communications through a college app

Posted by Lauren Hancox on October 29, 2018

We recently visited NESCOT college, a further and higher education college based in Epsom, UK. They've been using a mobile app (NESCOMMS, a College branded version of Tribal's Student Engage App), to manage three-quarters of all College communication. Here's how their communication strategy has changed.

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Topics: Further Education

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Posted by Tribal Group on September 13, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in Apprenticeship Programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The levy is set to raise £3 billion with a view to funding three million new apprenticeships by 2020. All businesses – whether they pay the tax or not – can access the Apprenticeship Levy.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Student recruitment, it's a lot like dating

Posted by Lauren Hancox on August 30, 2018

We recently carried out a survey to all education providers in the UK and Asia Pacific (APAC). We asked those filling out the survey to tell us their priorities for 2018. In the UK, 80% of all sectors said student recruitment and retention were their main priorities. In APAC, around 65% said the same.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

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

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