We know there are teacher skills shortages, and that not all of you are digital par excellence.
With VocTeach Discovery you no longer need to create online content from scratch.
Instead, select content which has been personally recommended to you in the same way that Netflix recommends a movie, or Spotify a playlist.
We'll reduce your workload by showing you sharable schemes of work and lesson plans.
You'll get to pick, mix, compile, store and share from different resources, and for specific subject areas.
Unlike other digital educational content platforms, VocTeach Discovery has AI at its centre.
We'll make content searching easy for you because our AI recommender searches our continually changing content database and suggests content relevant to you.
Create your own journey on VocTeach Discovery: we'll show you 'curriculum case studies' that others have created to show how you can repurpose content to build courses that suit your needs.
Develop lesson plans that others can build and adapt.
VocTeach Discovery has snapshot previews of content before opening, to help find what you're looking for before you download it.
We'll save you effort in course design by offering bite-sized videos of how to use and apply different types of content and resources on VocTeach Discovery. We'll even show you how some of it was made.
To help you work more collaboratively, we'll provide content and advice specific to your region and enable you to share scheme of work-builders with local teachers and employers that you value.
You'll be the arbiter of lesson quality. Share your opinions on the content. Get personal with VocTeach Discovery. Tell us what you like and what you don't.
We support the UK vocational sector by providing high quality content sourced from UK colleges and other content providers, such as awarding and employer organisations. If you're using VocTeach Discovery, you're supporting UK educators.*
* Our vision is subject to a community evaluation that will take place in late 2022 - early 2023, and depends on further funding.
Was a Ufi-funded, small-scale VocTeach pre-pilot built by the Open University in 2020-2021 to demonstrate an online platform where vocational educators could find and share resources for their blended teaching in English and Maths Functional Skills.
As well as a traditional keyword search, VocTeach had qualifications-linked and domain-linked taxonomies, allowing users to filter results for the resources they needed. The platform remembered which resources an individual educator found useful and which topics they had recently accessed to identify resources they might next find useful. Despite Covid-19, which forced the project team to change its initial user evaluation plans, the project initiated the idea of a national aggregator and discovery platform for the vocational education sector by building a proof-of-concept software solution that was highly rated in user evaluations. The project also organised a symposium with over 100 FE practitioners, who expressed their support for the platform idea, and whose ideas and experiences were carried forward to the follow-on project, VocTeach Discovery.
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