Remit: education without barriers

FELTAG is a major project in the FE and Adult Skills sector aimed at a new approach to developing e-learning and the role of technology generally in supporting education. Rather  than a series of imperatives, it seeks to remove barriers to natural progression, meaning FELTAG affects every training organisation who can now progress not through new funding but by the removal of impediments.

This Group proposes to provide a means of discussing the major challenges and areas for change that come with the removal of barriers. It will explore the role of students and their teachers as change agents and their managers as enablers, as well as the development of curriculum models and methods of delivery in terms of format, time and place. It will do this through discussion, and sharing ideas and resources.

This SIG is open to all those interested in promoting the themes of the FELTAG movement and wanting to share ideas relevant to it. The SIG will discuss its work more widely through a FELTAGSIG Jiscmail list, periodic face-to-face meetings and webinars as appropriate.

Read the FELTAG manifesto.

Get involved

The best way to get involved is to sign up to the FELTAGSIG@jiscmail.ac.uk mailing list. 

SIG Officers (Founding members)

Currently, the SIG has the following as founding members and officers: 

Geoff Rebbeck

James Clay

Rachel Challen

Ellen Lessner

Peter Kilcoyne


Forthcoming webinars

2017 webinar series

A series of 6 lunchtime webinars focuses on emerging pedagogy that creates challenges for teachers in designing learning.

Details of next webinar to follow

See further information about the webinar series.

Other forthcoming webinars

Susan Easton, Learning and Work Institute, 'Using technology with under-represented adults' Date tbc.

Recent webinars and meetings

Alistair McNaught, with Peter Kilcoyne and Teresa McKinnon,  'Promises and lies - The role of open educational resources in inclusive practice', 15 June 2017 - RECORDING

Daniel Scott, 'New course design for reflective learning' webinar, 22 February 2017 - RECORDING

Joy Howat, 'The Learning Lab: Making use of emerging technology to support digital literacy-in-action', 24 January 2017 - RECORDING and SLIDES

FELTAG SIG meeting at ALT Annual Conference, 7 September 2016 - PDF of notes on proceeedings

Summary of Skills Funding Agency's actions from the FELTAG report - 12 April 2016  RECORDING and SLIDES

Find out more about the Blended Learning Consortium - 6 May 2016 RECORDING