e-Mentoring at Grantham College


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Kate Marshall's presentation on their mentoring scheme and how it fits in with the quality processes.

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e-Mentoring at Grantham College

  1. 1. Kate Marshall, Learning Resources Manager , Grantham College Developing Staff ILT Skills and Confidence The Grantham College Journey
  2. 2. ILT Development at Grantham 2006-7 Moodle pilot project 2007-8 Moodle training rolled out to departments and individuals 2008-9 Ongoing training Audit of VLE courses – quantity not quality VLE Strategy 2009-12
  3. 3. VLE Strategy <ul><li>Course content guidelines – to provide structure and increased consistency </li></ul><ul><li>VLE awards scheme – to reward and motivate </li></ul>
  4. 4. ILT Development at Grantham 2009-10 Pilot launch of VLE Awards scheme 2010-11 Full launch of VLE Awards scheme Mandatory content guidelines in force VLE audit – compliance and awards
  5. 5. Mandatory course content: <ul><li>From Sept 2010 all ‘target’ courses must contain the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Module outline/handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details of all staff teaching on the course </li></ul><ul><li>Details of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Staff and students attached </li></ul>Course Content Guidelines
  6. 6. VLE Awards Scheme <ul><li>Aims to: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify, reward and celebrate good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise quality rather than quantity of content </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recognition of achievement at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a framework to motivate staff to develop engaging VLE content </li></ul>
  7. 7. VLE Awards Scheme <ul><li>Learning Resources Manager audit </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with mandatory content </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation in the range of resources and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Reward for engagement </li></ul>
  8. 8. Supporting Initiatives <ul><li>eSupport service </li></ul><ul><li>ILT Good Practice Group </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioner led mandatory Staff ILT conference </li></ul><ul><li>College quality processes </li></ul>
  9. 9. ILT Mentoring Scheme <ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>mentor and mentee pairs </li></ul><ul><li>6/12 hours of development activity in ILT </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>Focused personal development for mentee </li></ul><ul><li>Support compliance with mandatory content </li></ul><ul><li>Support staff to climb awards framework </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching/mentoring experience for mentor… </li></ul>
  10. 10. ILT Mentoring Scheme <ul><li>… Why </li></ul><ul><li>Formalise existing informal support </li></ul><ul><li>Enable logging of CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Incentivise and reward participation </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>Self-nomination /Appraisal /Lesson observation </li></ul><ul><li>Paired or matched </li></ul>
  11. 11. ILT Mentoring Scheme <ul><li>Progress: </li></ul><ul><li>14 pairs completed the scheme to date </li></ul><ul><li>Impact: </li></ul><ul><li>Average Confidence in using ILT prior to scheme (with 1 being poor, 5 being excellent) </li></ul><ul><li>2.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Average Confidence in using ILT after scheme (with 1 being poor, 5 being excellent) </li></ul><ul><li>4.3 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Factors for Success in Embedding use of ILT <ul><li>Support from senior management </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding ILT in College processes </li></ul><ul><li>Close liaison with curriculum managers </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated staff to coordinate ILT support </li></ul><ul><li>Range of support services </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and structured frameworks for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives to encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of best practice internally and externally </li></ul>