Incentive8

The primary purpose of this site is to provide information, advice and guidance to Learning Providers in the FE & Skills sector in the use of what is generally called ‘technology.’ In particular software and sometimes hardware which has been designed to enhance the delivery of teaching, Learning & Assessment for the benefit of learners, stakeholders and the organisation. For example, high on the list is to signpost readers to the technology that is being successfully used in the sector by some providers and by-pass the kind of information, typically on-line, which is not only unclear, but often misleading, out of date and not suitable for the sector. The definition of an ePortfolio being a prime example.

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Tail Wags Dog?

Having been away from ‘the front line’ of the sector until recently, I was pleased to attend an event put on by a learning provider […]

Learning Technology self-assessment tools are OK…

…but it rather depends on who’s ‘ticking the boxes’. It’s well known that the majority of colleges and independent learning providers are not yet realising […]

ePortfolios for Apprenticeships

An unnecessarily confusing subject, full of personal opinion, understandable supplier bias and outdated information of what has proven to be an essential tool for the […]

Right time to take the tech challenge?

A response to the FE Week Technology Supplement September 2016 “Right time to take the tech challenge?” Is the title of the opening piece by […]

eAssessment Portfolios: Making a silk purse out of an outdated, inefficient…

12 months ago today I published an article on the subject of ePortfolios (same old, same old) and the fact that so many learning providers […]

ePortfolios for apprentices: What Next?

For this the last article on the subject of ‘ePortfolios’ I had anticipated that the content would be based on questions raised throughout the series […]

ePortfolios for Apprentices: Making a business case

…to get it past finance “The use of e-portfolios to support apprenticeship programmes is likely to be a key factor in ensuring the ongoing success […]

Private Social Networks for Education

 ‘Why do you keep sending me email?’ From guest writer Paul Styles. “I thought you were down with the kids? Why do you keep sending […]

ePortfolios for apprentices: What are the challenges?

and how others have found a way. Another reminder, that the purpose of this series of articles is to provide information to those in the […]

ePortfolios for apprentices: What are the benefits?

…and who wouldn’t want them anyway? But before I go into a long list of what an ‘advanced’ Assessment ePortfolio can do for a learning […]

ePortfolios for apprentices: What are the barriers? Pt 2

What are the barriers and how to ‘get over it’? Part two March 2009 (Becta ePortfolio for apprentices) ‘Evidence shows that when providers use technology effectively, […]

ePortfolios for apprentices: What are the barriers? Pt 1

What are the barriers and how to ‘get over it’? Part one In the third of this series I’m dealing with the perceived as well […]

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