Technology Exemplar Network
Jointly led by Becta and the Learning and Skills Council, the Technology Exemplar Network is a successful approach to support learning providers' use and application of technology through peer support. Members of the Technology Exemplar Network share effective practice and support through the exchange of experiences, knowledge and practical know-how, that will benefit learners and the organisation.
The network was developed as a direct result of providers feedback from research conducted in 2006-07. A key element of the feedback was the recognition that for colleges and training providers to plan the implementation of sustainable technologies they need evidence of what has worked to date. In addition senior managers were keen to have opportunities to seek support and to share ideas and issues through informal, but facilitated, peer networking.
By reviewing real examples of effective practice taking place elsewhere and by sharing experience, learning providers can further develop their plans for future investment and implementation of technology for learning.
Phase 2 of the Technology Exemplar Network has now been launched.
The network now comprises 16 Exemplars and 113 Participating providers, from across all areas of the Further Education (FE) and skills sector , this includes FE & Independent Specialist Colleges (ISCs), work based learning, adult & community learning and offender learning providers.
Other providers can learn from those who are participating in the network through a series of open days, case studies and forums.In total, two million students and 50,000 Further Education teachers and trainers will benefit through the network. If you would like to find out who is involved, please visit the Exemplar profiles and Participating provider pages of this website.