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Digital Learning in Adult English, Maths and ICT


RaPAL is pleased to be working in partnership with NIACE to offer this full day workshop.


Booking has now closed. A previous module Using Social Networking to Improve Adult Literacy ran in London and Leicester from 2013, with the last session on 22nd January 2015, and was very well-reviewed by participants from across the UK. For alternative training sessions email NIACE or contact RaPAL for more information.

Guide to Session

The practitioners, Claire Collins and Tara Furlong, will be producing a guide for the module and accompanying online materials and resources, a sample of which will be available here.

Training Aims

The training is designed for practitioners in English, maths and ICT to introduce a range of interactive learning technologies, strategies and resources to support literacies’ teaching, learning and assessment.

Target Audience

This training is relevant to English, maths and ICT teachers and curriculum developers/ managers.

A working ability to engage with ICT (web-based and everyday software) is required.

Please being any mobile technology you may have with you.


By the end of the session, participants will have:
– been introduced to, experienced and evaluated a range of digital learning technologies;
– explored a range of teaching, learning and assessment resources and strategies in adult English, maths and ICT;
– discussed the changing nature of modality and multi-literacies in the context of developing technologies; and,
– analysed the impact, opportunities and challenges in our roles as teachers, managers and curriculum developers.

Programme Outline

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
Tea, coffee and networking

10:00 to 10:25 Welcome and Introductions
Online and interpersonal warmer activities and overview of the day

10:25 to 10:50 Digital Learning and Technologies
Integrated learning opportunities across English, maths and ICT; and an introduction to maximising the potential of technologies

10:50 to 11:10 Learning at a Distance
Experience a remote controlled interactive learning environment; how modern technology can have an impact on learners’ willingness to engage; and the wide-ranging impacts on learners’ literacies development

11:10 – 11:25 Break

11:25 to 11:50 Collaborative Learning Online
How learners can work together online to investigate and solve problems

11:50 to 12:30 Co-creating: Collaborative Design and Production
Collaborative approaches to interpreting, exploring, analysing and communicating in learning activities

12:30 to 13:15 Lunch

13:15 to 13:25 Reflection Activity

13:25 to 13:45 Blended Learning Approaches
Platforms to support blended and flipped learning

13:45 to 14:25 Carousel of Practical Activities
A range of digital activities across English, maths and ICT

14:25 – 14:40 Break

14:40 to 15:10 Utilising Everyday Sites and Activities As Learning Opportunities
Making use of everyday sites to encourage learners to engage critically and successfully achieve outcomes

15:10 to 15:40 Keeping Up To Date
Becoming digital explorers, following future developments, and joining communities of practice

15:40 to 16:00 Action planning for individual contexts
Reflection on some of the ideas introduced; what you can take back to your organisation and use in your own working context; and evaluation

The Practitioners

Tara Furlong
Detailed profile available @ uk.linkedin.com/in/tarafurlong/



Claire CollinsTWO_1172
Detailed profile available @ uk.linkedin.com/in/claireacollins

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