Ferl.’Launched in 1998, Ferl was originally an acronym for â€œFurther Education Resources for Learningâ€, but in meeting the needs of our audience we expanded our scope to include management, technology and teaching approaches as well as the use of online resources.
Ferl is a web-based information service managed by Becta. We aim to support individuals and organisations within the Post-Compulsory Education sector to make effective use of ICT and e-learning. Becta does this not only by providing online information services, but also conferences, publications and other events, often in collaboration with partners in the Post-16 E-learning Strategy Programme.’
Ferl: Teaching and Learning. ‘Explore the use of Information and Learning Technologies (ILT). Discover articles and case studies explaining how ILT has been embedded within organisations and in classroom practice. Use the lesson plans and file downloads to enrich learning.’
Ferl: Technology for E-Learning. ‘With a definite bias on the positive use of technology, the Technology for E-Learning section keeps you up-to-date and helps you become more confident and accomplished in using ICT tools and software.’
Becta – British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. ‘Becta is the Government’s lead partner in the strategic development and delivery of its e-strategy for the schools and the learning and skills sectors. Becta provides strategic leadership in the innovative and effective use of ICT to enable the transformation of learning, teaching and educational organisations for the benefit of every learner.’