Our work

Below are some examples of current projects. Want to know more?  Take a look at some more of our projects

Creating digital learning modules

ESOL literacy and Grammar - Development of two learning modules using Articulate Storyline for a) teachers teaching Basic Literacy to ESOL learners and b) English teachers to support ESOL learners in their GCSE/Functional skills classes with grammar using content provided by Learning Unlimited (ETF).

Video Learning for Engineering Apprentices - GTA England's Engineering Apprentices' Mate app, a point, and play augmented reality learning experience. Project Lead and creation of online CPD materials and protocols for engineering instructors to produce app contents.  (Ufi professional video about the resource) https://youtu.be/oZFUai0uJ4Q (UFI/GTA England).

The Right Place: Develop four interactive modules using Articulate Storyline and content provided by MENCAP to support those working with students with SEND to widen access to work placements (ETF/MENCAP).

Applying your digital skills in teaching and learning - Create seven online modules using Xerte and Storyline articulate. Writing the content and developing the learning object, covering the topics of Social media; Virtual meeting technology; Video learning; Assessment for learning; Digital skills for the workplace; Differentiation; Introduction to digital content, creation, and design (ETF/Careers College).

Maths and English learning objects - Write content and development of fifteen learning objects (10 maths 5 English) for engineering apprentices using Storyline Articulate (AELP/UFI).

Using Digital technology in teaching and learning

Digital enhancement programme - Project manage and develop the eight Digital Skills Booster courses, part of the ETF Digital skills enhancement programme (ETF/Creative Education).

Mentoring support for OTLA - Providing mentoring support for four projects undertaking OTLA collaborative digital projects (ETF/Creative Education).

Maths

Ideas4learning has been involved in a number of Maths initiatives. Barbara is a professional development lead for Maths in the South East and London.  She has been delivering some of the Maths Pipeline programmes since the start of the initiative and also delivered the successful  Maths Enhancement Programme. As part of that initiative, Barbara wrote 'Unlocking Maths' a guide for teachers in the secure environment.

Using her maths and engineering knowledge, Barbara wrote the content and developed ten online interactive learning modules using Articulate Storyline for engineering apprentices (AELP/UFI).

In addition, Barbara and Sally have developed interactive maths resources (ICT Skills for Life), written maths content for Moodle (Learning Maths online - NIACE) and 'Bridging GCSE to A level maths' an interactive course.

Website support and management

Website management - Management of both the SEND (https://send.excellencegateway.org.uk/) and Offender Learning (https://offender-learning.excellencegateway.org.uk/) Exhibition websites, including a redesign of both sites (ETF).

VLE training and support - Our experience includes Moodle, MoodleRooms, Blackboard, and Canvas. The type of support given varies from strategic advice, training (face-to-face, blended and online) and administration support (designing and setting up course areas, plugins, responding to user queries and enrolling learners).

Ideas4Learning has provided VLE training and support to a number of providers including Manchester Adult Education Service, PETA Limited, Peter Symonds College, Portsmouth City Council, Royal National College for the Blind, and Babcock International Group's Royal Navy Apprenticeship Centre.

We currently support Peter Symonds College (AHEd) and Manchester Adult Education Service with their Moodle.

Additional projects

Mentoring your apprentice's course - Writing and delivering a one day course to enable those attending to develop the skills and confidence to mentor an apprentice (ETF).