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BCoT to host second EdTech networking event

College further cements itself as leading light in education technology.


Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has announced a ‘Showcasing Learning Resources’ half day event on Wednesday 27 March for staff in the further education sector seeking to gain insights into how technology is helping to reduce workloads and deliver transformation in learner engagement.

BCoT is widely recognised as a pioneer in the use of technology that has a positive impact in the classroom and is the second time the college has been selected to host an education technology event, after hosting a similar event in November 2018.

The event, which is supported by the AoC, JISC, Century Tech, GVS and education cloud specialists C-Learning, will bring together innovators from across the sector along with industry leaders to share insights and resources that others can apply quickly with impact.

Principal and Chief Executive Anthony Bravo said “We are thrilled to be hosting this half-day event. The purpose of the day is to share some insights with colleagues across the sector around proven technologies that can make a positive difference, and to enable those attending to connect to some of our leading technology industry partners. We are committed to deploying and embedding technology where it can make a positive difference and we will be sharing our approach in using technology to streamline processes, reduce workload, and enhance learner engagement. Our learning experiences must enable learners to prosper in rapidly changing times where the ability to adapt with confidence isn’t optional and we will be sharing some learning resources that enable this as part of our commitment to sharing good practice across the sector”.

C-Learning CEO Ian Nairn commented “We are proud of our relationship with colleges like Basingstoke College of Technology who have a demonstrable track record of taking a cloud first approach to teaching and learning and using technology intelligently to make a positive difference. This event will be another great opportunity for colleagues across the wider college sector to come together for a few hours to share insights and make new connections that will help their individual digital journeys and along with JISC, the AoC and wider the C-Learning team will be available to answer questions or signpost people to resources available to them for their own digital journeys.”

Jamie Smith, Executive Chairman at C-Learning said “BCoT is an inspiring college that is transforming the life chances of its learners using technology wisely to support this mission. You can feel it when you spend time there as the college is always buzzing with staff who have an infectious enthusiasm and forensic ambition to innovate in a way that has a positive impact on learning. Colleagues like Scott Hayden, a digital innovation specialist and lecturer at BCoT and a TES ‘Teacher of the Year’ award nominee, are continually driving forward innovative teaching practice using his skills as a Google Certified Innovator. Those attending this event will get chance to connect with many of the BCoT team to gain insights into what is working well at BCoT so they can apply some of the tools and techniques in their own colleges.”

BCoT has a demonstrable long-standing track record of offering learning and skills solutions to both students and employers using digital technology, enabling learning beyond the conventional classroom. Lecturers use tools such as Google Classroom, online materials and platforms such as YouTube to enable cloud first, mobile learning. The college has a dedicated digital team to support staff in harnessing the power of technology to ensure that learning is aligned to industry need.

The event is free to attend for those working in the college sector with places available to book here.


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