Lifelong learning featured in last week’s JISC Innovating e-Learning 2012 Conference. The session was held using BlackBoard Collaborate as the conference takes place completely online and is now in its seventh year.
The session, titled lifelong learning in a digital age: New audiences, new needs, new approaches allowed delegates to hear about and discuss the need for flexibility and responsiveness when delivering lifelong learning and to consider the barriers that exist in institutions.
The session also offered delegates an opportunity to see how colleagues from the universities of Oxford and Wolverhampton are developing flexible and responsive provision for adult learners through the Cascade project at Oxford and the ePPSME project at Wolverhampton.
In addition to the above projects, JISC through its lifelong learning and workforce development programme has produced a work based learning maturity toolkit to allow insitutions to assess their performance in work based learning.
A JISC publication learning in a digital age – extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning is also available which signposts some of the effective higher education practice taking place in the UK and addresses the benefits and challenges that arise in a digital age.