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Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
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Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
Quality Toolkit Rsc Nw
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  • Next I’m going to talk about the FE Learning Resource quality toolkits which have recently been produced in Scotland and Wales I’ll start by looking at the Scottish toolkit which was the model for the one produced in Wales.
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    • 1. Learning Resources Quality Toolkits Andrew Eynon Chair fforwm Learning Resource Managers’ Network
    • 2. Why do we need a quality toolkit? <ul><li>Colleges evaluate themselves against a variety of criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection bodies only give learning resources a cursory examination </li></ul><ul><li>Need for up to date benchmarks </li></ul>
    • 3. From standards to self-evaluation
    • 4. Partners Glasgow Colleges Group SFEFC SLIC JISC RSC-SW
    • 5. Elements Learning Resource Organisation Staffing ICT Integration User Support Accessibility Inclusiveness Quality Assurance and Improvement
    • 6. Elements <ul><li>Learning Resource Organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A learning resource management system is being developed to enable managed access to shared resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning resource services develop as a result of staff training and review activity </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. Elements <ul><li>ICT Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The extent to which services are working towards electronic integration for end users ease of access in line with college ICT strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate services are developed in support of all users </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Elements <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The service supports users in accessing all available appropriate learning resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inclusiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning resource service supports all learners in line with relevant legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance and Improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The extent to which the structures, systems and procedures used to assure the quality of services drive improvement </li></ul></ul>
    • 9. Grading - Scotland <ul><li>Very good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths outweigh weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some important weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unsatisfactory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major weaknesses </li></ul></ul>
    • 10. Partners Fforwm LRM Network CyMAL JISC RSC-Wales
    • 11. Welsh Quality Toolkit - What are the differences?
    • 12. Key Questions Key question 1: Does the Learning Resource Service provide an effective learning environment? Key question 2: Is the service sufficiently staffed with suitably qualified and experienced staff? Key question 3: Are learners provided with appropriate access to learning resources that meet the demands of their learning experience? Key question 4: Does the service demonstrate successful integration of ILT/ICT?
    • 13. Key Questions Key question 5: Does the provision of user support enhance the quality of the student experience? Key question 6: Is the service accessible to, and inclusive of, all learners? Key question 7: Is the learning resource service effectively managed, does it have a robust quality assurance process and is it making good use of library management information?
    • 14. Each Key Question contains: <ul><li>Quality Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Key Prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Illustrations </li></ul>
    • 15. Grading - Wales Grade 1: Good with outstanding features Grade 2: Good features and no important shortcomings Grade 3: Good features outweigh shortcomings Grade 4: Some good features, but shortcomings in important areas Grade 5: Many important shortcomings
    • 16. Advantages of using the toolkit: <ul><li>Judge quality of performance against a set of criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Identify development needs and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Identify patterns of service strength and weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Develop service improvement action plans </li></ul>
    • 17. Keeping up the standard <ul><li>Staff development on using the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance notes </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Review of toolkit </li></ul>
    • 18. Further Information <ul><li>Scottish Toolkit (SLIC) www.slainte.org.uk/Files/pdf/FEnet/toolkit03.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Fforwm </li></ul><ul><li>www.fforwm.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>RSC-Wales </li></ul><ul><li>www.rsc-wales.ac.uk </li></ul>

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