Well br wfd maturity toolkit v 0.1


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Well br wfd maturity toolkit v 0.1

  1. 1. Lifelong Learning and Work-force Development What is the Work-force Development Toolkit? Maturity Toolkit A toolkit to help institutions, faculties, schools, depts and programme teams to: Supporting the HE/FE sectors in • Better understand what "maturity" in enhancing employer provision life-long learning (LLL) and work-force development (WFD) looks like. adopting approaches used in the • Assess their maturity in LLL & WFD. national e-learning • Better inform strategies and plans for benchmarking programme and LLL & WFD. distilling lessons learnt from a number of JISC programmes Why is it needed? (e.g. LLL-WFD, BCE, curriculum • Good practice in pedagogic models, use design/delivery, e-portfolio) of ICT, partnership working and how best for institutions to “prepare for LLL- How it will be used (the methodology): WFD” is slowly emerging but not widespread. • Identify dimensions (slices) e.g. faculties. • Those institutions experienced in LLL- • Identify and co-opt stakeholders. WFD can distil their knowledge into a maturity toolkit to help others. • Develop project plan, including defined roles • The HE/FE sectors have experience in • Hold meetings with stakeholders to gain developing and using maturity toolkits buy-in and understanding. (e.g. the national e-learning • Adapt and amend criteria as appropriate. benchmarking initiative). • Identify evidence needed. How will institutions benefits from using the Toolkit? • Identify methods for evidence gathering. • Develop plan for evidence gathering. Institutions will be able to identify: • Implement evidence collection plan. • Appropriate organisational and business • Analyse evidence. approaches toward LLL-WFD, including • Distil evidence into usable reports. how best to measure impact, costs and benefits. • Review evidence. • How to enhance learning, teaching & • Undertake “levelling” – assessing performance assessment with WBL pedagogies and against criteria/level statements; record use of blended learning techniques. commentary i.e. issues, opportunities, vision. • How to update organisational processes and systems e.g. QA-QE and support • Analyse workshops and evidence. processes. • Write report. • How to provide a quality experience for staff and students e.g. through training and support services. • Review and reflect on the report. • Develop a change management/action plan. What will the toolkit comprise? • Criteria and level statements of performance. Each institution will produce the following outputs: • Guide to using the toolkit. • Resources. • An assessment of their current performance • Creative Commons License. in LLL-WFD. • A vision of where they would like to get to. Working Who are the development Partners? in CAMEL • Issues and barriers in achieving their vision. • Universities of Bradford, Middlesex & Cohorts • Recommendations for actions and change Westminster and UWIC. management. • Craven College • ELRAH (Edinburgh, Lothians , Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub) This is a benefits realisation project funded by the JISC LLL-WFD • JISC programme. • Peter Chatterton Contact Ibrar Butt for further info: I.Butt@Bradford.ac.uk