Learning in and for the workplace - technologies that deliver

Jeffrey Lewis


A model is presented that allows access for learners to a vocational qualification (FdSc Dental Technology) whereby the number of required visits to the host university (Cardiff Metropolitan University) is minimal. Both practical and theoretical concepts are delivered including the creation of dental artefacts. Adobe Connect Pro®, BlackBoard® and Mahara® are all used to allow a blended delivery approach for the required practical and theoretical skills. The reliance on employer engagement and the training and techniques used to promote it are given. The innovative and extensive use of technologies has improved recruitment, retention and performance of students on this programme.

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