June 19, 2024

How distance learning can plug the UK’s skills shortage

Author: Ray Schroeder
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Sam Blyth, FE News

Remote learning is not a new concept for educators. Today, there are nearly 400,000 distance learners in Higher Education (HE), and three-quarters of university leaders say that online tuition is just as effective as lessons undertaken in a physical classroom.  However, while the power of distance learning is broadly accepted by the HE sector, the Further Education (FE) market has always been different. A focus on in-person tuition has understandably been prioritised, as vocational subjects call for hands-on training and workplace experience, and the vast majority of learning has always been done in the classroom.


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