In this project, the adult and community learning service of Essex County Council, ACL Essex, invited teachers from the ESOL and Family Learning teams who were not confident in using technology to develop their teaching practices. The aim was to improve learner participation across a wide range of courses.
The team chose to focus on the theme of digital accessibility looking at the question, "Where are you now and where do you want to be?".
The project, which was funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), enabled time off timetable to focus on training and reflection for the following staff:
- Jo Loss, Learning Technologies Manager, who is responsible for developing online learning and supporting tutors' CPD in online platforms (Project Lead)
- Gillian Brotherwood, Family Tutor
- Jane Coughlan, Family Learning Tutor
- Sharon Roberts, ESOL Tutor
The participants were supported by the ETF EdTech Mentor Alistair McNaught, a specialist in digital accessibility.
"We hoped to improve teachers' practice and confidence in using tools which would improve participation and to share these skills and knowledge across the Service through peer-to-peer engagement." Jo Loss, Project Lead
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