Understanding how to use technology is simple, but understanding how to integrate it into student development may be the key to success. Could the skills sector be doing more with technology to help develop student employability skills?
JISC have allowed us to share their extremely comprehensive report on employability and the role of technology. This study provides an initial exploration of the role of technology in supporting the development of student employability skills. It aims to provide an overview of the key skills employers are looking for, and the opportunities offered by universities and colleges to provide those skills.
The full report can be accessed free of charge, along with these additional resources:
- a 20 page summary of the report – Covering the same core concepts and key ideas, this document is a simplification of the full report that can be used for quick reference and to gain a general overview of the project.
- ten further education case studies – Ten case studies drawn from colleges and organisations in the FE and adult skills sector, providing some fantastic examples of activity designed to prepare students to be able to demonstrate employability in its broadest sense.
What can you expect to find in the report?
The full report is broken into chapters, each exploring a different finding from the report and containing suggestions on how practices can be enhanced going forward.
Here are the chapters found in the report along with small examples of the content within: