Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), these case studies describe work done by practitioners to harness technology in STEM teaching and learning.

The projects, drawn from organisations across the FE and skills sector, demonstrate a wide variety of both technology available and approaches to embedding it in learning, including:
• Social networking
• Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)/ Moodles
• Cutting-edge equipment
• Online surveys
• Student video reports
• Multimedia resources
• Innovative practicals.

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Active Learning Using Popular Technologies

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. It describes how Sussex Downs College set out to show students how to use more innovative features of technology to support collaborative and active learning. To begin with, this involved...

Enabling STEM Teachers to Make Better Use of the VLE

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. It describes how Highbury College moved the use of their virtual learning environment (VLE) from being mostly a document repository to a vehicle for interactive teaching, learning and assessment...

Enhancing Student Skills Within Biology Investigations

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the themes of innovation in STEM and harnessing technology. It describes how the biology team at Bexhill College used a differentiated ‘Focus Question’ approach to practical investigations.

Students were made more aware of...

Investigating a Crime Scene

Produced by the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of harnessing technology. Learners on a BTEC level two diploma in applied science course at Mid Kent College Medway carried out a crime scene investigation as part of their ‘Investigating a crime scene’ unit by Edexcel...

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