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Welcome to BAOL Conference Flexible Learning 2001: 

Welcome to BAOL Conference Flexible Learning 2001 Irene Cooke, Chair BAOL

Working together for the learning revolution : 

Working together for the learning revolution Adding the human touch to e-learning, BAOL April 2001




e-learning and the christmas tree




e x 1m = scale

Big numbers: 

Big numbers Next week: 1000, 100,000, 1m Last year: 200,000 Next year: over 400,000 Basic Skills: 75,000

Ufi’s mission : 

Ufi’s mission To boost individuals’ employability and organisations’ competitiveness and effectiveness by inspiring existing learners to develop their skills further, winning over new and excluded learners and transforming the accessibility of learning in everyday life and work.

Brave new country: 

Brave new country Investment in change for education New policy back-drop Learning and Skills Council/CETW Small Business Service Devolution ICT for Learning (National Grid for Learning, People’s Network, UK Online) Individual Learning Accounts Manifesto commitments

Promotion of learning: 

Promotion of learning Promoting lifelong learning Promotion a new way of learning

learndirect has two parts: : 

learndirect has two parts: Find a course Free access to information and advice about all learning Helpline 0800 100 900 & website search Learn online now learndirect - a new way of learning One website

End to end learning environment: 

End to end learning environment Underpinning complex and very large website with tasters, business area, welsh website enrolment and administration tutor tools for monitoring and recording learner activity Message Centres for learners and tutors


Hubs Hubs are responsible for all learners Deliver learndirect to a defined new market: Geographical and sector hubs Drive e-learning & take-up amongst SMEs and basic skills learners Responsible for quality and learner support

Clicks & bricks: learning centres: 

Clicks & bricks: learning centres National network of learndirect centres Variety of life locations work & play Flexible to meet variety of learners Access to the online learning environment Access to support staff and other learners Increase numbers of learners at home “Safety net” of support telephone & online

Why learndirect learning: 

Why learndirect learning Relevant and practical bite sized anytime, anywhere supported learning formative assessment interactive, interesting learning


learndirect Centres, home & work Bite-sized learning Support staff, other learners Hubs Hubs ICT, Promotion Comms to hubs

A jigsaw of learners: 

A jigsaw of learners

Why Ufi?: 

Why Ufi? Provide the national learning infrastructure and the catalyst Provide the step change to increase number of adults learning (reverse the trend) Use technology to do this

Technology offers opportunities: 

Technology offers opportunities To learn at a time, place and pace which suits them Technology reaches people where they are Technology offers consistency Technology is ubiquitous

Virtual Learning Centres: 

Virtual Learning Centres Direct online booking Operated by hubs Telephone, email and/or post contact and advice Online learner support

e-learning communities: 

e-learning communities Learning online with other people No cohorts …. But lots of people learning similar things at similar times Building learndirect communities online via Message Boards Learners’ relationship with other learners Learners’ relationships with new kinds of support staff




Partnership the inside view


Thank you

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