Adult Learning Consortium: Piloting eILPs in Adult and Community Learning

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Five Adult & Community Learning providers came together onstage, to showcase about a LSIS funded project that set out to explore the potential of eILPs to drive increased engagement with Moodle by practitioners and learners.

“the Project enabled us to try things which we could not have explored individually”


In contrast with FE and HE institutions, Adult & Community Learning (ACL) providers often struggle to develop use of VLEs. Factors impacting uptake typically include large numbers of part-time staff and learners; a wide range of IT skills in both groups; small e-Learning training and support teams and limited IT resources. Within the sector, Art & Design had further been identified as a particularly difficult area to engage with technology.
This dissemination explored how the consortium of ACL providers set about this challenge.

Find out more about these five Adult Learning providers working together, in their presentation:

Participating Organisations:


Janet Evans – Learning Technologies and Training Manager – AEC Bexley

Janet started 20 years ago teaching IT in Adult Education and FE College. She took on the development and management of a team of six facilitators operating three Learndirect centres and a Life in the UK centre within AEC. After College reorganisation, took on role of Learning Technologies, Training and CM for ITT. She is responsible for Moodle administration & development. During 2012, three successful bids enabled the development of an E-guide team to cascade learning technologies.

Wendy Lavery – ICT Curriculum Manager – CALAT

DSC00035Wendy has 20 years’ experience in Adult Ed, and currently is the ICT Manager with responsibility to lead on e-Learning and Online Test Centre (which includes Life in the UK testing). She has substantial experience in submitting successful funding bids and managing large scale projects (£75K).

Farhad Esfandiari – e-Learning Coordinator – NALS

Farhad has been the e-Learning Development Tutor for 12 years teaching IT courses for the Newham Adult Learning Service and Newham College. He has qualified teacher status and is an Advanced e-Guide. He is responsible for Moodle administration and in-service e-Learning training. He is currently working towards LSIS management and technology leadership qualifications.

Laurence Elliott – ILT & Learning Resources Coordinator – Morley College

Laurence has worked at Morley College since 2005 and responsible for managing and developing e-learning resources, including the College’s Moodle virtual learning environment. Has worked on various collaborative projects in conjunction with JISC, including piloting an e-Learning peer review and developing a cross-London ACL VLE strategy. Trained as an e-Guide and to post-graduate level in Fine Art and Design for Interactive Media.

Gillian Burton – IT Tutor – Working Men’s College



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