We are proud to announce a new partnership between ALT and Ufi - the VocTech Trust.
Last year saw the launch of a new network to connect and amplify communities of practice for digital learning, teaching and assessment in vocational education - AmplifyFE https://amplifyfe.alt.ac.uk/ . AmplifyFE launched in October 2020 and already connects 500+ professionals in FE and Vocational Education.
Led by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and funded by Ufi – the VocTech Trust, the initial project produced valuable resources for the sector, including a well received Communities of Practice Sector Audit Report. The audit was conducted during the unprecedented period of disruption that has been the COVID-19 pandemic. This period has seen many established and new Communities of Practice across the education sector seek to support their participants and members in actively responding to the challenges of COVID-19 through disseminating news, sharing knowledge and resources, and various other peer and community support activities. The findings and recommendations put forward were particularly timely then, as well as being insightful in identifying those factors which are strongly associated with establishing and sustaining effective and collegiate Communities of Practice.
Working in a long term strategic partnership ALT and Ufi are now putting those insights into practice, with the aim to support and sustain the AmplifyFE network, where vocational teaching staff are able to acquire, develop and share the digital and digital pedagogical skills they need, in support of the overall aim “to catalyse change across the UK so that significant scale can be achieved in digital vocational learning for adults”. As the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK, with nearly 30 years of experience in supporting such communities, ALT is well placed to lead on this development.
If you are looking to share news about your work, find experts to collaborate with or learn more about specific subject areas, then the AmplifyFE network can help.
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