‘’Since the advent of the internet the concept of community no longer has geographical limitations, as people can now virtually gather in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location’’
- To maximise the use of technology to support the up skilling and qualifying of the workforce
- To share experiences and best practice across communities, sites, individuals 24/7, in real time.
- Develop a suite of learning resources, online courses and classroom based learning opportunities all from a single point of contact
- Providing information, guidance, downloads, interactive content videos and a register for learners to be kept informed.
- Access to a quality assured approved center directory: centre directory, including: improving the application process for centres (online) profiling areas, a directory entry, product category list, materials and downloads.
- Create employer areas to interact with centres and partner networks. The Academy will develop and grow over time but its focus is on delivery of cost effective online learning through personalised employer and provider platforms
WHY THE SKILLS ACADEMY:
We believe in embracing new technology and presenting bite sized learning to the individual when they want it 24/7 ensuring that we/employers/individuals are not restricted by face to face delivery. This is particularly important during a period when
- Training budgets are stretched
- Our students in schools and colleges are tutored face to face, while being supported through virtual classrooms and virtual tutors at the same time. However, not all parts of our sector have online access in their jobs so our employers need a cost effective partner to help them establish new ways to train their key people e.g. difficult to take them off the street to train
- Our audience is networked e.g. Linked In, Facebook, Bebo and Ecademy
- The next generation expects to be connected as part of their education.
- Significant increase in mobile applications.
- Our students in schools and colleges are tutored face to face and supported through virtual classrooms and virtual tutors at the same time, not all parts of our sector have online access in their job. Our employers need a cost effective and efficient partner to help them establish new ways to train their key people e.g. difficult to take them off the street to train.
- Those who wish to enter the sector need a place to go to find information, interact and connect to services and support within our sector.
- When you are 'in' the sector, you need to update your skills, record your learning and maintain your license to operate.
- The Open University delivers 85,000 blended learning experiences per annum.
- Learndirect delivers 24,000 e-learning hours per annum
- Twitter has been downloaded over 50m times onto mobile apps with LinkedIn at 5m downloads and Facebook for Android at 100m.