Snow didn’t stop play


Last Wednesday 28th February some hardy souls managed a public transport challenged trip to London and gathered in Brettenham House, London for the very first Digital Apprentice Community Event.  Whilst we were down somewhat in expected numbers the quality of discussion and the quantity of refreshments was excellent.

Kicking off with a look at the background to the project and how we had to got this far, we then moved on to look at the prototype and completed the mandatory jisc post-it activity facilitated by Rob Bristow.

DA comm event

Following that Paul Bailey walked us through Learning analytics and the on boarding process

James Clay completed the morning session with a barriers and gaps activity using the bridge metaphor:

What is the solution to the problem that enables the desired outcome:

The problem:   How do I cross the river without getting wet and continue my car journey?

The enabler:  A bridge solves the problem by taking me over the bridge

The solution:   I continue my car journey

As the snow was getting fast and furious we had a short but exceedingly generous lunch before resuming  with an excellent case study from Gilmar Queiros, Apprenticeship Development Manager at Staffordshire University.  Gilmar very kindly shared the lessons learnt by Staffordshire in the hope of saving pain for others and his key takeaway:  focus on what successful delivery looks like for you and then work back from there.

I finished with a tour of our soon to be launched (at Digifest March 2018) apprenticeship toolkit which supports providers to embed technology in planning, preparation, delivery and assessment of apprenticeships, with lots of handy tips, guides and case studies.   Keep an eye on the blog for further news.

Thanks to all our attendees, who kept the questions flowing and contributed to a very vibrant day and I hope you all had safe journeys home, with minimal delays.

Our next event is in Portsmouth on 10th April 2018 more details here.

Slides from the day

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