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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

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

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

A step-by-step guide to the cloud in education and blended learning

Posted by Tribal Group on May 24, 2018

The cloud has been an almighty buzzword in education over the past decade and during its infancy fears of security and dependability were rife. While the initiative was there, secure, reliable and high-speed Internet connections were lacking or cost-prohibitive. Over recent years, this has all changed.

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

Delivering apprenticeships: 12 common myths

Posted by Tony Allen on May 10, 2018

I speak to many people in the course of my work on apprenticeships; employers, training providers, people from intermediary organisations and apprentices themselves. I am often told things as fact, which I know not to be true, and I am frequently asked questions which lead me to believe that the person asking has previously been misinformed. Even people who you would expect to know the answer, are sometimes confused by an aspect of apprenticeship policy, or the latest changes to the funding rules.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Changes to apprenticeships: 20% off-the-job now 25%?

Posted by Carla Martinho on April 23, 2018

At the AELP Conference on 25-26 June, the issue of the 20% off-the-job requirement was on everyone’s lips. Everybody from training providers to employers were discussing whether it presents a huge barrier to the delivery of the three million apprenticeships target set by the government.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

How to convince your manager that you should attend the Tribal Empower Conference

Posted by Lauren Hancox on March 9, 2018

Possibility, Curiosity, Openness… we lose this after a while in the same job role as we're often expected to just 'have the answer' as a professional.

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

Becoming an employer provider – weighing up the pros and cons

Posted by Tony Allen on March 6, 2018

If you work in apprenticeships, you may already know that if you are an employer there are two main ways of delivering apprenticeship programmes. One option is to go through a professional training provider, and the other is to become an employer provider yourself and deliver your own programme.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

6 ways to brighten up your Blue Monday

Posted by Sophie Fryer on January 15, 2018

If something feels a bit 'off' today, or if you have arrived into work a little deflated, then it's no coincidence. Today is Blue Monday, the supposed 'saddest day of the year'.

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