Launch of Next Generation Learning Campaign

by | Jan 16, 2008 | Articles

Becta is leading the drive to improve the use of technology in education via the Next Generation Learning campaign, which is supported by Johnny Ball.

FE Minister Bill Rammell MP outlined the evidence of benefits of learning technologies at the launch of Becta’s Next Generation Learning campaign but he urged attendees that there was more to be done. He stated that ‘In most cases, it’s not a matter of buying more computers, software and digital kit.  What it is about is using the equipment effectively, of integrating technology with traditional techniques, of maximising the potential of ICT.’

What does this campaign mean for those involved in FE and Skills agenda?

Jane Williams – the Executive Director, Further Education, Skills and Regeneration at Becta– highlights that  Next Generation Learning is not just about teaching the next generation of learners – it is about realising the benefits that technology can bring for all learners. For those in work Next Generation Learning means having access to flexible modes of learning supported by technology and having control of when and how they learn to develop new skills that meet real business need. She believes that it is critical that we drive this forward in Further Education and Skills because the future workforce which will deliver the targets set out in the Leitch report (World Class Skills) have already left full-time education and training.

As part of next generation learning campaign in the workplace Becta would like employers to work together to demand more appropriate use of technology to support their workforce and business needs.

For more information visit the Next Generation Learning campaign website [http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk].


This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning project at e-skills UK and is reproduced with kind permission.

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