Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 25 November 2020 (13:00 to 14:30)


Free (£25.00 non-members)

Paul Joyce, Ofsted's Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills, carried out a review of online teaching and learning in the summer term, involving 20 colleges and providers remotely. Although the conclusion was that the sector has reacted very well to the main challenges of online learning, Joyce said that “there are still a number of challenges that need to be thought about around access, engagement and assessment”.

This online networking webinar taking place via Zoom, features a presentation by Helen Lillie, Head of Quality Assurance at Loughborough College. Helen will share their approach to motivating students to access and engage with online education and training; plus, there will plenty of opportunity to discuss some of the key questions around these topics, such as:

  • more than simple attendance, how do we ensure learner engagement?
  • how do we measure progress and capture next steps in learning?
  • how do we compensate for less peer engagement?
  • how do we maximise the use of the learner voice?

The session will include the use of break-out rooms to enable more detailed collaboration, facilitating an ideas exchange of what is working well and the exploration of new approaches.

Co-hosted by Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group and Dr Alison Scott, Lead Professional Development Advisor, ​it is hoped that sufficient interest will be generated from the session to launch a collaborative, mini action research project to support changes to traditional practices.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.