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1 The Technology Premium: Finding Competitive Advantage June 2008 Lesley Price Head of Regeneration and Skills

2 Becta Provider of the Future 1 Use of technology % 10 % 20 % 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% % households with access to the Internet, GB ONS Focus on the Digital Age 2007

3 Becta Provider of the Future 2 Our strategy

4 Becta Provider of the Future 3 Our strategy Deployed creatively and efficiently, technology can transform the further education system on which people depend for learning new things, upgrading their skills and gaining qualifications. Bill Rammell MP Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education

5 Becta Provider of the Future 4 Our strategy Ian Watmore Permanent Secretary Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills The use of ICT to underpin education is crucial not only to the economy but also to the lives of everyone in society.

6 Becta Provider of the Future 5 Our strategy Our strategy aims to help you identify: how to make the most of technology how to meet learners and employers expectations how to engage with learners how to deliver in todays environment

7 Becta Provider of the Future 6 Our vision Becta wants to see: strategic investments based on effective procurement confident staff fit-for-purpose technology intelligent buildings and learning spaces effective and efficient business systems informed learners in the workforce – with people choosing what, where, when and how to learn

8 Becta Provider of the Future 7 Our strategic priorities Systematic national professional development programme in effective use of technology. Professional workforce standards for technology skills. A supported network of business leaders advocating flexible and online delivery. Learning opportunities through technology for the digitally excluded, for disadvantaged learners and for small businesses. The Next Generation Learning campaign to generate demand.

9 Becta Provider of the Future 8 Our strategic priorities System-wide National Digital Infrastructure. Aggregated procurement leading to better value for money, with cashable savings. High quality content. Considering how to embed technology in the inspection process. Initial scoping to see if the incentives are right for delivering technology-based services.

10 Becta Provider of the Future 9 Using technology we can: Deliver results - removing the barriers to learning Reduce disruption - providing productive learning and support where needed Recognise that all forms of learning interventions can be harnessed to deliver economically valuable skills Provide flexible choices to learners at work to learn new skills relevant to their job and aspirations and demonstrate their ability – all at a time and place convenient to them

11 Becta Provider of the Future 10 Using technology we can: Connect learners - fast and speedy access to knowledge and information Connect employers and learners and learning providers - relevant and convenient skills Support face to face learning interventions to improve business productivity

12 Becta Provider of the Future 11 The technology premium What can be achieved Save a year, per college by using technology to record and analyse achievement 1,880 hours Increases in student satisfaction from 55% to 99% Technology helps improve subject understanding and allowed learners to fast track through courses say technology led to higher achievement and 54% of tutors 41% higher retention

13 Becta Provider of the Future 12 So what have we learned? Building of e-maturity takes time ICT mostly used to enhance existing learning and teaching practice New practice only in isolated pockets – too much variation within and between providers Learner access to technology is key – ambition for 100% We need to work hard to remove the barriers to using technology We are seriously challenged by the rapid growth of young peoples use of technology outside education

14 Becta Provider of the Future 13 Your challenge: Can you use this funding to mainstream the way you use technology? Can the technology enable you to do things differently? Are your learners way ahead of you? Can you meet their expectations? Do your colleagues have the IT skills to exploit technology? Can you use technology to advance personalisation? Are your assessment, teaching and learning and admin systems properly linked?

15 Becta Provider of the Future 14 Use of technology

16 Becta Provider of the Future 15 Next Generation Learning Awards 2009: Technology Excellence in FE & Skills Excellence in the use of technology to achieve efficiency and effectiveness enable effective collaboration and partnerships improve learner outcomes further my learning Awarding providers across the sector Work Based Learning Adult and Community Learning Offender Skills General FE (inc land-based colleges and 6 th form colleges) Independent Specialist Colleges Voluntary Sector

17 Becta Provider of the Future 16 Contact details


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