• Flexible learning – how far can higher education bend?

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    In UK higher education post-pandemic, we see a tension emerging between the government’s  push for universities to get students back on campus and the fact that many students liked and benefited from online learning over the past two years. While there are many advantages of a campus-based programme – a key one being the sense of belonging – a flexible approach to programmes can allow institutions to reach more students in varied locations and circumstances.

    The shift to online during the pandemic was, for the most part, a quick fix and not necessarily designed around learner needs. Last month, an expert panel joined our HE Innovate community webinar to share best practice and advice about flexible learning. Here are some of the nuggets of wisdom they shared:

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  • Our new report: Onscreen assessment can open the door to so much more for learners, teachers and our sector

    The global pandemic accelerated innovation in many areas of education – and increased further the ambition for the use of technology in high stakes teaching assessment in our schools.   

    At Pearson, as we continue to develop the technology and capabilities for onscreen assessment, we’ve also taken the opportunity to explore some of the big questions ahead for the sector: how do we facilitate change? What are the big opportunities? And what are the barriers?

    Today we publish a new Pearson report: ‘Spotlight on Onscreen Assessment’ that forms part of our wider education policy series on assessment. 

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  • Supporting Teachers and Educators in Black History Month

    October 2021 marks the UK’s 34th annual Black History Month – which, this year, is based on the theme of ‘Proud to Be.’ 

    Suha Yassin, Pearson’s Lead for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, offers ideas for educators to get fully involved in events, and better integrate learning about Black History into school life this October, and throughout the whole school year.

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  • Pearson BTEC and Early Education partner up to deliver additional benefits to your learners

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    We're pleased to announce that we're relaunching our ongoing partnership with Early Education. 

    Early Education are a national charity campaigning for quality education for the youngest children. They support early years practitioners with training, resources and professional networks.

    This exciting development introduces more exclusive benefits to Pearson centres, including discounted membership and free CPD sessions.

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