Technology is evolving every day and enabling us to improve all kinds of aspects of life – including, education.
We just read an interesting article on FE News on this exact subject. Head of FE and skills at Jisc, Paul McKean, imagined a day in the life of a further education principal in a few years time. It describes exactly how some colleges are already using different technology to make the most of their students education. It also highlights areas where staff at FE colleges can save time carrying out certain tasks. This could be checking for plagiarism, or answering general admin questions such as ‘what time is this class at?’. This is due to the fact that technology can pinpoint any of that for them.
Paul also discusses the way artificial intelligence can improve the productivity of both students and staff. The systems the IT teams can put into place will take away the necessity for menial tasks.
The available technology is exciting, but it is not the story, it’s a tool. It’s what you do with these tools in your colleges that will make the difference for your learners (whether they’re on campus, working at their employer’s premises or studying elsewhere), tutors, IT managers, librarians, and administrators – as well as local employers and other partners.
If we all work together now, we can make sure FE becomes the destination of choice for learners who want to develop digital skills to prepare them to shine when they join the world of work.
Have a read of the full article on FE News; ‘what does the FE college of the future look like?’ and see what you think!