Case studies are a useful tool to describe how others across the sector are embedding digital into the apprenticeship journey. Though not always instantly transferable from one situation to another, they can be used to see what experiences, problems and issues others have faced and importantly how they overcame them.
We would like to invite you to write case studies, which may then be published here on the blog. In order to give you a starting point, we have created a template that asks a series of questions.
Overall the expected length of the case study would be 500-1500 words.
This template is designed to encourage you reflect on how you have embedded for used digital in response to particular challenges in the apprenticeship space and then to share the outcomes with other practitioners.
Case study title
Background [Give brief details of institution, type of apprentices and learning (or work) environment in which the activity/ies took place]
Intended outcome(s) [Describe the objective(s) behind the practice outlined here]
The challenge [Identify the issues that required attention or which prompted you to re-assess your previous practice]
Established practice [Identify features of the practice previously in use – this may include any aspects which were subsequently amended]
The digital advantage [Describe the benefits of the addition of digital, as experienced by apprentices, practitioners and/or the institution as a whole]
Key points for effective practice [Briefly identify the most important points in the case study for other practitioners – these may include risks as well as benefits]
Conclusions and recommendations [A summary of how and why the practice outlined here has been effective]
Additional information [Use this optional section to add related materials or content e.g. a lesson plan or a set of data, or to supply your email address]
Please send completed case studies to firstname.lastname@example.org