A1 Social Care is an independent training organisation providing specialist courses to different parts of the health and social care sector. Based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the company operates nationally using remote delivery, so was partially prepared when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020. Tutors had experience of using platforms such as MS Teams and Google Classroom, but wanted to experiment with new resources, tools and platforms to ensure they could cater for different types of learner and engage learners more actively when teaching remotely.
A1 successfully applied to the Education and Training Foundation to undertake a Reflective Exploration Project in use of educational technology (EdTech) focused on the theme of 'Digital differentiation in delivery and assessment'.
The A1 project was one of six Reflective Explorations funded by the ETF in spring 2021 to help practitioners develop their digital skills by engaging with the resources and communities of practice on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform (see below).
The staff involved were:
- Karen Julier, Head of Education (Project Lead)
- Aaron Churchyard, Learning and Development Coach
- Paul Courtney, Learning and Development Coach
The participants were supported by ETF EdTech Mentor and digital accessibility specialist Alistair McNaught.
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