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Further Education


Build a collaborative, vibrant further education experience

Providing the right skills for the workforce, and helping learners reach their full potential is at the heart of further education’s mission. To help achieve this Blackboard has been sharing expertise, knowledge and technology with the further education community for more than a decade. Let our experts show you how our technologies can support you in building a connected, collaborative college where everyone has access to education, anytime and anywhere.

Strengthening student skills and potential

The further education sector is tough. Institutions face squeezed budgets and intensifying local competition. Long-term survival and success still rests upon how effectively staff can develop relevant skills in their students. A way to do this is to create different, concurrent educational approaches.

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Engaging students and staff

Engagement is the effort students give to achieving desired outcomes, and the effort the college gives to inducing their participation. Engagement can be designed into communications, the curriculum, learner support and learning technology.

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Be more competitive with fewer resources

Developing learners with the right skills whilst using much less resource has never been more important. Funding continues to be cut nationally which provokes the drive for greater efficiency and the search for new revenue streams. FE institutions face change.

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