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Keep calm and carry on: communications and closures for schools

  • April 10, 2020
  • The Ednology Team
We are facing unprecedented times. In the wake of COVID-19, organisations across the country have had little choice but to shut up shop, send staff home and adapt to new ways of working. For schools, however, closing for the foreseeable future isn’t an option. School leaders are confronted with a number of challenges, as they’re responsible for the care and education of children of key workers, as well as supporting students at home. Students, parents and staff are likely feeling a lot of uncertainty about what the future will bring

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Innovation training programme launched online to inspire girls during COVID-19 lockdown

  • April 10, 2020
  • The Ednology Team
InnovateHer has launched a new industry-informed coaching and technology programme for girls aged 13–16, striving to educate and empower the next generation of innovative female talent and reduce feelings of isolation for young women as the coronavirus lockdown continues. With the UK government yesterday admitting that they do not know when the peak of the virus will hit, a shadow of uncertainty remains over the nation regarding how long the lockdown will last. While the pandemic forced the Liverpool-based social enterprise to close its doors indefinitely in March, as well as suspend all face-to-face training in schools, the digital portal has enabled InnovateHer to continue to inspire young girls to pursue careers in tech and network with other girls in the community. The six-week ‘Foundation in Tech for Good’ course enables students to continue learning tech skills safely while in isolation. As part of the programme, girls will solve real-world problems related to the current global pandemic using technology

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Jisc announces free resources for FE colleges

  • April 10, 2020
  • The Ednology Team
Jisc has expanded its collection of e-books for further education (FE) colleges, and waived subscription fees for its vocational learning resources until the end of July. The education and technology not-for-profit organisation has collaborated with publishers ProQuest, Pearson, Bloomsbury, Cengage, Hodder and Taylor & Francis to bring 66 new titles to its collection of free e-books for UK FE providers. The new resources cover GCSE core subjects, A-level subjects and vocational qualifications from levels one to three. Subscription fees for Jisc’s collection of vocational learning resources – which provide material for those working in construction, hairdressing, digital and IT, education and childcare, and health and social care – have been lifted until the 31 July. We hope to see further future collaborations, providing critical textbook access and supporting online teaching and learning – Paul McKean, Jisc   Paul McKean, Jisc’s head of FE and skills, says: “We’re delighted with the positive reaction from publishers, content developers and platform providers in supporting FE through this challenging time

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