The future of the Technology Exemplar Network, of which ISIS Training are one of the 16 Exemplar providers, was confirmed at the LSIS Embracing Technology Conference in Birmingham on 2nd Feb 2010. Support for the network will be transferred from Becta to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and will continue to promote and support the use of technology throughout the FE sector through a peer support network consisting of 16 provider mini-networks, each lead by one of the Exemplar providers. The full press release detailing the transfer of support from Becta to LSIS is shown below.
Improving the use of technology across further education and skills
Understanding and sharing the benefits of using technology within the further education and skills sector is the cornerstone of the day-long Embracing Technology for Success conference which takes place today – 2 February 2011.
The event also sees the launch of the transfer of technology support for the sector from Becta to LSIS combined with the signing of a Concordat between LSIS and JISC Advance. The Concordat sets out how the two organisations will work together to ensure coherent support to the sector to maximize the benefits of technology. The functions transferring to LSIS offer real value and expertise to support learning and skills professionals. Becta and LSIS have had a close and effective working partnership and the fact that the work is continuing is a positive testament to that relationship.
Rob Wye, LSIS Chief Executive says: “The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is pleased to continue the provision of this support. Becta has provided this service to the sector over recent years, including providing strategic leadership of technology support, and leading the development of Generator and the Technology Exemplar Network (TEN) while JISC Advance’s Regional Support Centres, enriched by the specialised resources of JISC and the JISC Advance services, have been given direct advice and support to individual colleges and providers. “We aim to embed effective use of technology across all of LSIS’s services to FE colleges and training providers so that the benefits of technology in the 21st century can be truly realised. Our new formal partnership with JISC Advance will enable us to ensure the legacy of Becta’s work is embedded across JISC Advance’s services and our two organisations deliver a more joined up package of support that meets the sectors’ needs in the most cost-effective way”
Guy Lambert, the Managing Director of JISC Advance said “It is a particular priority of mine to ensure that by working together with other sector bodies in an open and co-operative manner, we maximize the benefits we can bring to learning providers and provide the best possible value for money. Supporting the sector to deliver excellent results for learners and the community is what we are here for.”
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In 2011/2012 EMA will be replaced by an Enhanced Learners Support Fund which will be managed by schools, colleges, and training providers. A timetime for funding allocations will be made by the end of March 2011.
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