WELL and beyond … Prof Peter Hartley University of Bradford
WELL: original aim• To produce a flexible technology-supported model of WBL design and delivery.
WELL: context and issues• Escalate programme – 3-year funding re employer engagement. – outputs included shell framework.• Institutional change – e.g. move to new Partnership Office.• Institutional restructuring – e.g. DVC/PVC changes.• Economic pressures – affected both pilot programmes.
Main outputs from WELL• The JISC WELL project webpages http://www.bradford.ac.uk/escalate/current- activities/jiscwell/our-aims/ – These Web-pages provide an account of the main events of the project, its background, and project reports.• The WELL model of technology-supported delivery of lifelong and workplace learning – www.jiscwell.ac.uk. – This is the main output of the project and provides recommendations re work-based learning (WBL) module/unit delivery and assessment which integrates technologies to support personalised learning whilst satisfying University accreditation and progression requirements.
And there’s more …• Case studies of the model in use on two academic programmes, including: – A three stage course diagnostic process: http://wellproject.edublogs.org/2011/02/08/work-based- learning-programme-diagnostic/ This can be transferred to any WBL course, and supports the model and its implementation for sustainability.• Evaluation of previously funded JISC projects, including the project baseline survey and literature reviews: – The baseline surveyhttp://www.brad.ac.uk/escalate/media/Escalate/Doc uments/Baseline_Survey_WELL_Project_V3.2.pdf – The literature review of WBL modelshttp://www.brad.ac.uk/escalate/media/Escalate/Doc uments/WELL_Lit_Review.V2.pdf
And finally …• Benefits Realisation WBL Maturity Toolkit www.tinyurl.com/wbl-toolkit
Likely futures• Future ‘home’ for the toolkit?• Under consideration by School of Engineering, Design and Technology.
Issues to consider• Investment in time and energy?• Who are your champions/drivers?• Institutional support and commitment? NB short and medium-term?• Timing and context: What else is going on?