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GVS presents research outcomes at AoC Technology Special Interest Group meeting

GVS presents research outcomes at AoC Technology Special Interest Group meeting

AoC runs a Special Interest Group aimed to act as an advocate for the strategic importance of technology in delivering teaching, learning, assessment and business operations in colleges

On 28th February 2018, GVS presented ‘Digital in Learning – 2017/18’ research findings at an AOC SIG session. Being a digital content developer, we are engaged in the research activities to monitor how digital transformations are reflected in the FE sector, in the way colleges adopt EdTech.

Our recent research project ‘Digital in Learning’ – 2017/18’ provided a unique opportunity to explore the application of EdTech in teaching, learning and assessment in routinised practice.

One of the findings of the research is concerned with the tutor role in the technology-enhanced learning. While artificial intelligence has proven itself capable of personalising the learning experience by delivering tailored instruction, there will always be the need for the “human touch” that only tutors can provide.

The research identified key challenges that represent constraints on the effective use of Edtech to empower learning. Those challenges are centred around the need of changing mindsets and perceptions of Edtech as a “magic bullet” or “quick-fix”, lack of motivation and relevant digital skills in staff, reluctance to try out new resources and practices, and not being prepared to take on challenges, make mistakes and learn from them.

For more information about GVS research activities and to learn about how our digital content can be used to deliver skills-based training, get in touch on research@i-gvs.com

The presentation is available to download here

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