Introducing VocalEyes to NPTC Group (FE College)
Headline News: In Wales, the first Further Education College after Pembrokeshire College to adopt VocalEyes is the newly-formed NPTC Group – an organisation that now covers a vast geographic area of Wales – with
Training sessions for managers in HE and FE
VocalEyes is being promoted as an authentic and efficient system for capturing learner voice to educational institutions throughout the UK. Pembrokeshire College, the ‘test bed’ for the utility is taking the lead in
Pembrokeshire College has been working with VocalEyes to gain ‘proof of concept’ and using the College’s staff and student communities to test out the platform, providing valuable insights into user-experience as well as enhancing pre-existing engagement strategies.
This case study shows the first college to use a digital platform ‘VocalEyes Digital Democracy’ for student engagement and the use of the system to transform Learner and Staff Voice. Pembrokeshire College have now exceeded 50,000 interactions using the system and also
Building on the huge success of VocalEyes at Pembrokeshire College, they are now set to spread the word at the Association of Colleges conference later this month.
Students have now exceeded 15,000 interactions (ideas, ratings & comments) on the system. The
Trinity Saint David is going green! Yesterday, students and staff came together at a new ‘Sustainability Exchange’ to discuss all aspects of sustainability and what can be done to make the University more environmentally fit for the future.
VocalEyes is underpinning
Exploratory talks with outside businesses and entrepreneurs are always exciting, and of particular interest was the seminar that we held today with Peter Anderson, who has a great deal of experience in setting up businesses from scratch in Pembrokeshire, and
Pembrokeshire College have begun the process of developing VocalEyes so that certain WKS (Wider Key Skills) can be obtained by using the system.
The majority of students at college will go for WKS qualifications. Currently they require approx 15 pages of
VocalEyes has been included as the only technical aspect of a 400k bid to “Transform Local Infrastructure” in Herefordshire. VocalEyes has been acknowledged as having the ability to assist organisations & communities to become more self organising, encouraging co-creation and
Newquest South West have agreed to run the “Community Voice” as a weekly feature in their papers.
They will start with a pilot of the “Milford Haven Voice” in the Milford Mercury (10k readers) for 6 weeks in the new year.