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Developing Colleagues' Digital Communication and Collaboration Skills

Principal focus of the project

The main focus was to detail which methods of delivery would be best suited to fully engage adult learners with low or no digital skills using the EDS framework.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Council staff, who had no/low level digital skills, were the subject of this research. Basic digital skills were delivered to them using Pre-Entry Level community learning courses to enable participation in EDS at Entry Level 3. This included the use of digital collaboration tools, e.g. Google Classroom and Sheets, Jamboard and Zoom. Learners commented via video feedback that they had expanded their skills and gathered some very useful evidence for their Essential Digital Skills (EDS) portfolios.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Coventry Adult Education Service

Name of associate programmes

OTLA Essential Digital Skills


This project aimed to explore  the effectiveness of a range of collaborative learner-led digital activities.