The primary objective of improving learning opportunities in prisons is to equip prisoners with the skills they need to make better lives for themselves on release and to reduce re-offending.
Across a wide range of diverse projects and initiatives, modern learning technologies are showing that they can help to achieve this aim by:
• Reducing the time and resources required to understand learner needs
• Providing broader access to training and learning through a variety of devices and methods, including in cells
• Improving the targeting of specific learning solutions to meet individual needs
• Increasing the quality of engagement and of enjoyment of learning
• Improving the quality of assessment of learning
Chaired by Patrick Dunn of the Ufi VocTech Trust this session will highlight the benefits and impact of modern learning technologies in developing skills across prisons and the secure sector. Our panellists include:
• Dan Brown, Founder and CEO, Meganexus
• James Levy, Business Development Director, Socrates Software
• Barbara McDonough, Consultant, Inside Connections Support CIC
• Ruth Walker, Business Development Manager, NIACRO
• Ronnie Wilson MBE, Chief Executive, First Step Trust
The session will also offer insights as to where and how such technologies are continuing to evolve and provide new approaches and solutions to the many challenges that arise in the sector.