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PechaKucha Session 1: Learning Technology-based interventions in adult learning: how should priorities be determined? -- 163

11:30 - 12:45 on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 in 2.220

The Ufi Charitable Trust is a registered charity. In 2011 the Trust announced the sale of Ufi Limited, a large publicly funded provider of online vocationally oriented learning for adults. The proceeds of the sale exceeded £40m. The Trust which was launched publicly on 23 May 2012 intends to concentrate its funds on achieving “a step change in adult learning and employability for all in the UK, through the adoption of 21st century technologies”.

At the end of 2011, the authors of this short presentation were commissioned by Ufi to conduct a study providing the Trust with a “third party perspective on issues relating to adult learning and employability and the exploitation of the latest learning technologies”.

The study was completed in May 2012, based on analysing data from:

  • an open web-based survey with over 125 respondents;
  • desk research;
  • interviews with nearly 40 individuals with expertise in the learning technology and the adult learning fields. Issues touched on in the study include the:
  • barriers to and drivers for the use of learning technologies in adult learning;
  • priorities that people in the field place on different kinds of interventions;
  • tensions between policy-makers’ perceptions as to what should be priroritised and what can realistically be achieved;
  • how to make interventions at a large scale.

We will use the session to summarise the findings from our study, and to update colleagues on developments since the launch of the Ufi Trust.


Here is a link to the presentation I will use for this PechKucha
Seb Schmoller

Friday, 7 September 2012, 17:08

Loughborough session was very polished, well done :)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 11:54