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Learning Technology

A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors

AUTHOR : By Daniel Scott

ISBN : 9781912096930

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 10, 2018

Extent : 140 pgs

ISBN : 9781912096923

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 10, 2018

Extent : 140 pgs

ISBN : 9781912096916

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 10, 2018

Extent : 140 pgs

ISBN : 9781912096909

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 10, 2018

Extent : 140 pgs


Written specifically for all FE and post-16 teachers, this book will help you to develop your digital capabilities and give you the skills to convert traditional learning and teaching resources into engaging and interactive online material.


The impact of the pandemic means that it is abundantly clear to all that digital capability is vital for learners, no matter what subject they study. You should therefore develop your digital capabilities as a basic competence in order to embrace current digital tools, apps and techniques to the pedagogy of teaching FE. The book provides you with the knowledge and skills required to source information learning technology (ILT) and content to convert traditional learning and teaching resources into engaging and interactive online material.


It is designed around each aspect of the teaching and training cycle - identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessing and evaluating – and includes:

  • when to use ILT / eLearning
  • barriers to implementing digital learning
  • the importance of digital capabilities
  • ways of keeping up to date and continuing professional development.


Foreword and introduction

  1. Identify needs
  2. Plan and design
  3. Deliver and facilitate
  4. Assess
  5. Evaluate
  6. Keep up to date




Daniel Scott broadly defines himself as a learning technologist, and is also a consultant, writer and author. He began his learning technology career at a further education college, in the context of teacher education and learning support, then progressed to higher education. He specialises across the spectrums of learning design and digital capabilities, proactively analysing, developing and supporting pedagogical and administrative practices for effective application and solutions in digital technology. He is an active external consultant who has worked on national projects for The Education and Training Foundation and acted as an external quality assurer. He is the winner of the Association for Learning Technology Learning Technologist of the Year award 2016. He holds a technology enhanced learning MSc and is qualified in teaching, assessing, lead internal verification, management and leadership, and information technology and computing. He shares his experiences on his professional and personal blog:

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This book is really accessible as it's written in language anyone new to using learning technology can understand (and anyone currently using it who wishes to refresh their knowledge). The chapters give lots of information regarding theory and practice, and include practical tasks for the reader to carry out. There are lots of useful links to books and websites for the reader to explore topics further. A glossary, checklists and questionnaire are included in the appendices. I would certainly recommend this book!

Ann Gravells, author and editor of textbooks, resources and online CPD modules for those in the further education and training sector

"I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to busy colleagues teaching, assessing or - in many cases -managing in Further Education, particularly those with a genuine passion for collaborative, student-centred learning.

It's short, accessible, and full of prompts to help teachers describe and critique their own approaches to digital learning. The practical tasks in the book are all doable *now* - they're bite sized, not onerous - and help consolidate the messages in the book, which I'd say are: have a go; don't expect to know it all or beat yourself up when things don't work out as expected; find sources of help and use them; consider the impact of doing/not doing said activities; look for opportunities to make the learning social/interactive where you can... and get your students talking to you about (how they feel about) their learning.

I've been working in the field of Learning Technology for around 20 years and this is the most straightforward ('user friendly'?) book I've ever read on the subject."


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"...What sets the book apart from other learning technology texts is that it is primarily an educational guide, not a technical manual. It does not seek to review or explain how to use specific software in lessons. Instead, it encourages readers to use the planning frameworks and resources to consider how they could use technology with their own students in a way that truly makes an impact on their learning. Although the case studies concentrate on further education, the content is equally applicable to higher education...Practitioners or managers who are experienced with learning technology will find the body of the book a useful reference to the latest trends within digital education. I would recommend the average teacher who’s not a digital expert to start with the specific practical tasks and online tools outlined within each chapter before exploring the wider material. As a teacher trainer, I would particularly encourage student practitioners to study the excellent frameworks in order to help them plan and deliver effective lessons with technology."

James Michael Maltby, learning technology manager at Plumpton College InTuition magazine

"This Learning Technology Handbook is a rich resource for anyone looking to improve their practice and its content is well-researched. The passion Daniel Scott has for his subject clearly comes across as does his strong expertise and practical know-how – giving his readers a real sense of how achievable and important it is to use learning technology for the benefit of all learners."  See the full review:

Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

‘Learning Technology’ is a key player in post-16 teaching and assessment 

With the use of technology and social media becoming ever more important within our lives today, it is understandable that it should also play an important role within teaching and learning. Daniel Scott presents this clear, concise and easy-to-use handbook to assist FE teachers and assessors in embedding ILT ‘Information Learning Technology’ as an integral part of their teaching practices.....

Louise Ford, education and skills tutor at PM Training
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