Defining Excellence In Learning Resource Provision

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Defining Excellence In Learning Resource Provision

  1. 1. Defining excellence in learning resource provision: from peer review to quality toolkit Dr Andrew Eynon Library Resource Manager, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
  2. 2. From standards to self-evaluation
  3. 3. From Guidelines to peer review
  4. 4. Format <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>
  5. 5. Benefits <ul><li>Judge quality of performance against a common set of criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Identify patterns of service strength and weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Develop service improvement action plans </li></ul>
  6. 6. The future <ul><li>Peer Review scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh toolkit 2 nd edition </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish toolkit 2 nd edition </li></ul>
  7. 7. Toolkit for England <ul><li>Meeting between CoFHE/CILIP, QIA and Ofsted May 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>CoFHE to develop a toolkit in conjunction with CoLRiC </li></ul>
  8. 8. Toolkit for England - contents <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>How to use the toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>5 KQs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rationale <ul><li>Need for detailed evaluation of LRSs </li></ul><ul><li>Need for guidance for practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Need for guidelines for college managers </li></ul><ul><li>Follow model of best practice in Scotland and Wales </li></ul>
  10. 10. Vision <ul><li>Need to highlight vital role of the LRS in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>How LRSs can meet evolving student needs </li></ul><ul><li>How LRSs can and are adopting new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>How LRSs improve the student experience </li></ul><ul><li>How LRCs need to meet changing patterns of use </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key Questions <ul><li>How well to learners achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the service provide effective support to teaching, training and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>How well do programmes and activities meet the needs and interests of learners? </li></ul><ul><li>How effectively are learners guided and supported? </li></ul><ul><li>How effective are leadership and management in raising achievement and supporting all learners? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Question coverage <ul><li>KQ1 – overarching question </li></ul><ul><li>KQ2 – academic liaison, use of ICT, reader development, information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>KQ3 – personalised learning, partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>KQ4 – Accessibility, induction, LRS support </li></ul><ul><li>KQ5 –staffing, quality, management & leadership </li></ul>
  13. 13. Structure <ul><li>Quality indicator and key prompt </li></ul><ul><li>Who responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Performance indicators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CoFHE guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CoLRiC Peer Accreditation Scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grade illustrations <ul><li>Indicative – what a grade 1 institution might look like </li></ul><ul><li>Real world examples </li></ul><ul><li>Examples for all 4 grades </li></ul>
  15. 15. Working Party <ul><li>Steve Cropper (Wirral Metropolitan College) </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Talbot (Newcastle College) </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Gardner (Worcester College of Technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Bryant (City of Bristol College) </li></ul><ul><li>Chrissie Turkington (JISC RSC North West) </li></ul><ul><li>Nicola Scott (Hackney Community College) </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Temple (North Trafford College) </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Eynon (Coleg Llandrillo Cymru) </li></ul>
  16. 16. What next? <ul><li>Toolkit to be published in hardcopy </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to CEL/QIA website as a model of best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Support material on CoFHE website </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on sessions using toolkit </li></ul>
  17. 17. FAQs <ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://andrewey.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/AndrewEynon </li></ul>

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