Title Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning
Project Number UK/13/LLP-LdV/TOI-630
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text The VocTEL (Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning) project piloted a Postgraduate Level online collaborative programme in Technology Enhanced Learning for the Vocational Education and Training Sector.The pilot was conducted with participants from the project consortium's nations of the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece. The project also initiated the VocTEL conference for vocational on-line collaboration and learning. The first conference was held in Athens in June 2015.
With a growing emphasis on the digital economy, TEL is increasing due to advantages in cost, flexibility and market access. A study by Cegos (2010) showed that learners want to see more technology-driven learning developed with an emphasis on collaborative learning techniques. Rapid technological change in education means the need for innovation transfer in learning techniques between HE and VET is increasingly important.
The VocTEL project has taken existing University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) innovation in the form of the PG Certificate Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and has developed an adapted form of it for both a wider sectoral and geographical audience. The original PG TEL at UWTSD course was predominantly targeted at the HE and FE sector in the UK and within this project we have adapted the focus of the course and learning activities to address the commercial sector‘s need for eLearning skills and knowledge for the vocational education and training sector.
The adaption has involved the validation of a new programme which was successfully piloted with participants from the partner nations, who studied together online. University of Wales Trinity Saint David is the lead partner.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Lead)
Westdowns AB, Sweden,
E & X Themeli O.E, Greece
Varna Free University 'Chernorizets Hrabar'
Excellia Ltd, Bulgaria.
1. Project Management
2. Dissemmination and Exploitation
3. Quality |Management
5. Training Adaption
Open and distance learning
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Information and Communication
Financial and Insurance Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The two results from the project are:
1.A level 7 online programme in Technology Enhanced Learning for the VET sector, which has now been validated by University of Wales Trinity Saint David and further adaptations of which will be used and validated by partners. The course comprises two modules - Designing for Technology Enhanced Learning and Implementing Technology Enhanced learning, which together combine for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning. During the project, the course was piloted with participants from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and the UK.
2. The VocTEL conference, was held in Athens in June 2015. The website for the conference is: http://voctelconference.eu/