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E-Learning specialists, Learning Light, have collaborated with Active Recycling to deliver a unique training programme to prisoners of HMP Wealstun. The principles of the Disassembly of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are delivered through a blended learning programme. The programme offers offenders the prospect of employment and delivers skills that will help improve the environment.
Open source software is no longer the preserve of a select group of developers. It has evolved to support a wide range of applications and is being increasingly adopted by businesses of all sizes. The Open Source Academy is an initiative developed jointly by nti Leeds and Yorkshire Forward in reaction to demand from employers for open source skills.
Adobe's new programme of entry level 'Certified Associate' awards recognise that the workplace demand for digital media skills - planning, designing, building and maintaining effective communications using different forms of digital media - is on the rise. Digital 2010 identified the Adobe awards as fundamental to next generation user skills in the workplace, in colleges, in schools and more broadly in our communities. With input from the Digital 2010 Higher Level Skills Group, Yorkshire Forward has allocated funding to pump prime the Awards' introduction across the regional education and training sectors so that the region can be ahead of the game in adopting these vital qualifications.
The aim is to provide everybody, and in particular those in greatest need, with simple and innovative access to information and services.
Digital 20/20's "Digital Futures" events are designed to bring together a group of people with shared interests to discuss and debate core issues within the Digital 20/20 agenda. In April 2008, a Digital Futures IAG event brought together over 50 representatives of organisations providing information, advice and guidance with senior figures from the IT and creative and media industries. The event focused on two key question#34;s: "What will the IT and Creative & Media Industries look like in 2013?" and "Are we giving young people the right information on Career Opportunities?"
Food has developed a set of interactive training tools for employees in the food and drink manufacturing industry and young people interested in joining the industry. Using a Managed Online Learning Environment, TEAM Food delivers an employer-led solution that uses IT and internet technologies to tie learning to the workplace experience, help learners build basic skills in IT, English, Maths and Science and provide a "skills pass" to the food industry.
In recent years, rapid developments in the use and availability of ICT in education have brought real benefits to teaching styles and teachers are becoming increasingly dependent on technology to deliver learning. This raises a particular challenge for teachers who are not naturally proficient in IT or who have not received formal training in its use in the classroom. Cascade, a multimedia training unit within the University of Hull, aims to support the development of skills and teaching for schools and colleges.
The Made in Sheffield programme devised by Sheffield College is a resource for students with basic literacy skills aimed at teaching life skills, literacy and digital skills. It has also been used as the starting point to develop the Fast Forward Hull resource. Both are available as paper and online resources and are centred on local people, places and activities.
A number of Yorkshire and Humber local authorities put forward successful proposals to be amongst the first nationwide to deliver the 14-19 Diplomas. Consortia in each of these areas are developing best practice models of collaboration as well as innovative ideas for maximising expertise. Employers were instrumental in the design of the Diplomas at national level and are being asked to play a key role at local level.
Livetech is a not-for profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) refurbishment and recycling service run by young people who are studying for their IT Practitioners NVQ.
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Following 10 years of online teaching and learning, the UK's first fully online e-Communications BA has been launched, giving students an opportunity to complete a degree course from home.The e-Communications Foundation & Honours Degree is provided jointly by the Sheffield College and Sheffield Hallam University and funded by the South Yorkshire e-Learning partnership. The course was also developed in partnership with local employers, ensuring that its graduates will possess skills to meet employers' needs.