Remit is an independent national training provider offering apprenticeships in the automotive, IT, hospitality, retail, business, food and care sectors to more than 6,000 learners. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Remit's training was primarily face to face and Development Coaches used to visit learners at work to undertake development and assessment activities. Everything had to transfer to online delivery because of lockdown restrictions, and Development Coaches varied in their skills and confidence to adapt to the new situation, especially in some curriculum areas. The move to online teaching was particularly challenging for those Development Coaches who had come from industry without prior teacher training.
Teaching Learning and Assessment Manager. Joanne Shirley, decided to apply to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to run a Reflective Exploration project in use of educational technology (EdTech) focused on two curriculum areas, Care and Motor Vehicle: "We wanted to introduce our Development Coaches and TLA team to the EdTech digital skills learning modules [on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform] as a steppingstone to address the development of digital pedagogy and to identify and explore a suite of digital tools to support different elements of a remote learning session. We also wanted DCs to be able to reflect on the impact of implementing identified tools into learning sessions and obtain learner feedback."
The participants were supported by ETF EdTech Mentor Sally Betts.
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