Jisc announces free resources for FE colleges

A number of new publishers have joined the organisation’s hub of FE learning resources

Jisc has expanded its collection of e-books for further education (FE) colleges, and waived subscription fees for its vocational learning resources until the end of July.

The education and technology not-for-profit organisation has collaborated with publishers ProQuest, Pearson, Bloomsbury, Cengage, Hodder and Taylor & Francis to bring 66 new titles to its collection of free e-books for UK FE providers.

The new resources cover GCSE core subjects, A-level subjects and vocational qualifications from levels one to three.

Subscription fees for Jisc’s collection of vocational learning resources – which provide material for those working in construction, hairdressing, digital and IT, education and childcare, and health and social care – have been lifted until the 31 July.

We hope to see further future collaborations, providing critical textbook access and supporting online teaching and learning
– Paul McKean, Jisc

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Paul McKean, Jisc’s head of FE and skills, says: “We’re delighted with the positive reaction from publishers, content developers and platform providers in supporting FE through this challenging time. We hope to see further future collaborations, providing critical textbook access and supporting online teaching and learning.”

Jisc has also informed FE colleges that Adobe has made its Creative Cloud software free to staff and students until the end of May. E-textbook platform Kortext has also extended its free student textbook programme to all FE colleges. The Kortext platform offer published material from Pearson, Cengage, Taylor & Francis, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan Education, SAGE Publishing, McGraw Hill Education, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Elsevier.


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