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The five papers contained in this compilation were produced during 2004 and follow curriculum developments within Post 14 education, training and community learning environments. They were produced to stimulate debate regarding the use of new technology within education and training and highlight new initiatives that impacted upon the delivery of education and training within school, further/adult education and work-based learning environments.

A brief overview of each paper is given below:

Occasional Paper one – ‘Unlocking the Potential of Information Learning Technology (ILT)’ Discusses issues relating to learning styles and how ILT can be used within flexible, e-learning environments, to enhance the learning experience.
Occasional Paper two –‘Adult, Community and Work-Based Learning: e-learning’
Discusses issues affecting adult learners and highlights how the effective integration of e-learning can enhance the learning experience.
Occasional Paper three – ‘Using ICT to develop the 14 to 19 curriculum’
Highlights some of the main points from the review of the 14-19 curriculum and their implications for schools, further/adult education and work-based learning environments.
Occasional Paper four – ‘Change Management’
This paper highlights the need for effective change management if the recommendations put forward by the reform of the 14-19 curriculum are to be implemented effectively. This paper highlights some of the key principles of change management within education/training/workplace environments.
Occasional Paper five – ‘Mobile Learning’
Handheld computers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and the cost is constantly falling. The paper discussed the possible uses of handheld computers within education/training and the workplace and how they could be used to support the 14-19 curriculum reforms put forward by Mike Tomlinson in October 2004.

Dr William Lockitt

Dr William Lockitt

Dr Lockitt has over forty-five years’ experience in education and has written several publications highlighting the effective use of multimedia flexible and open learning. Since 2010 Dr Lockitt has been the strategic policy Director for G2G Communities CIC and in 2011 managed the implementation of the first not for profit, community focused LEGO Education Innovation Studio in the UK.