Blended Learning Consortium
Heart of Worcestershire College, winners of this year’s AoC Beacon Award for “Effective use of Technology” and the Times Educational Supplement Award for “Outstanding use of Technology” are pleased to announce the launch of the Blended Learning Consortium which will begin working in August 2015.
We have found over the last four years of delivering a cross college blended learning curriculum that one of the main challenges is sourcing good quality learning resources that have specifically been developed for the FE curriculum. Our experience from working on a number of partnership models is that the most effective way to do this is through a co-development process where costs and expertise are shared across the partnership.
In order to facilitate this and to support colleges in moving forward to meeting the FELTAG agenda and benefit from the efficiencies that blended learning brings, Heart of Worcestershire College would like to invite your college to join the blended learning consortium.
How will the Consortium work?
- Annual membership fee of £5K
- Money would be used to pay staff in member colleges to write, edit and develop learning objects
- Members would be asked to suggest learning objects that they would like developed
- Members would rate suggestions and the most popular learning objects would be developed
- Content would be created to an agreed specification and standard
- Content could be badged up with individual member’s logos
Benefits to members would be:
- Access to high quality content developed by the consortium
- Efficiency savings through shared development costs
- Money would be redistributed through member colleges to develop resources
- Development of in-house skills in writing, editing and developing content
- Support and training from the experienced content development team at Heart of Worcestershire College
For up to date information on the resources already developed and available to members, visit the Blended Learning Consortium portal.