Insight into Technology and the Common Inspection Framework


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This session will raise awareness of what inspectors will be looking for in regard to effective use of technology.Delegates will gain a greater understanding of: Where technology fits within the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) in England;Questions inspectors might ask;Effective use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to support teaching learning and assessment;Use of social media, mobile technologies in teaching and learning;Examples of good practice.

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Insight into Technology and the Common Inspection Framework

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 20, 2013 | slide 1RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learningInsight into Technology and the CommonInspection FrameworkBlend IT, Mix IT, Flip IT!Alastair Taylor (Inspector for Ofsted)Lyn Lall (RSC East Midlands)
  2. 2. What is your role?A. ManagerB. Classroom PractitionerC. Learner supportD. Business supportJune 20, 2013 | slide 2
  3. 3. What sector are you from?A. WBL or ACLB. FE or HE in FEC. 6thForm collegeD. Specialist collegeE. otherJune 20, 2013 | slide 3
  4. 4. Have you been inspected under the newCIF? Yes NoJune 20, 2013 | slide 4
  5. 5. Technology and the 2012Common Inspection FrameworkImproving our practiceRaising our gameGetting it right!
  6. 6. Broad Objectives• What do Ofsted inspectors mean bytechnology?– Modern technology in terms of employability(vocational subjects, etc)– Information Learning Technologies (ILT) as part ofteaching and learning6
  7. 7. Broad Objectives• Where Technology fits with the CommonInspection Framework– Helping delegates to think about the judgementsthey might want to make in self-assessments– Assessing the impact of technology on teachinglearning and assessment– How would OFSTED expect technology to be usedto enhance the learners experience.– What would they expect the learners to have asstandard?7
  8. 8. Broad Objectives• Inspection and Virtual Learning Environments– A truly integrated VLE or a repository forassessments• Social Media, mobile technologies in teachingand learning– Dealing with the challenges– Making this an embedded feature8
  9. 9. So what is technology!• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESEQUESTIONS ...• What should we expect in the classroom?• What skills technology skills should ourlearners develop as a minimum?• Don’t loose sight of the obvious – particularlyin vocational subjects ...9
  10. 10. The obvious ...10
  11. 11. Impact is key ...• Good quality technology does not alwaysmean good quality teaching and learning!• How well is it used?• Is it appropriate to employer and learnerrequirements?• Is it current?• Does it make an impact?• Technology on its own is not a strength!11
  12. 12. In the classroom – Ofsted may ask?• ILT, tablets, laptops, iPads, YouTube, etc is allvery good, but is it effective?• Is it part of the scheme of work and lessonplan?• Has it’s impact been thought through?• Do the learners use it as intended?• Does it aid learning or just entertain?• How is this learning measured?12
  13. 13. SAR Judgement• What sort of judgement might be made?– Good demonstration of skills required forapplication of occupational technologies.– Excellent application of current industrytechnologies to develop employment skills.– Good development for progression into highquality employment opportunities.– Good development of apprentices skills throughwork with technology in the work-place13
  14. 14. Share some examples of effectivepractice• Click on the link in the chat pane14
  15. 15. SAR Judgement• What sort of judgement might be made?– Excellent application of current technology toprepare learners for employment.– Good use of ILT to enhance learner engagement,enjoyment and application.– Well developed and embedded informationlearning technology.– Good use of technology (voice recordings, etc) toprovide learner feedback following assessment– Good use of VLE to extend learning opportunities15
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  17. 17. SAR Judgement• What sort of judgement might be made?– Well designed curriculum embedding blendedlearning and ILT to support learner development.– Strong involvement of employers in offeringlearners access to current technologies.• More likely ...– The use of technology, including the college’svirtual learning environment, is poor.17
  18. 18. Putting Impact into a contextWhat would not have happened if we hadn’t done this?If we had not introduced Moodle, 20 of our students on long term sickness during the termwould not have been able to stay on course and on track. (entitlement 4)If we had not set up a campus wide WIFI system, students would not have been able usetheir own devices to support teaching & learning (entitlement 6)A Learner Entitlement18
  19. 19. The VLE ...• A repository of all relevant information, and ...– Signposted during lessons.– Accessed during lessons.– Used as part of assessments.– Hotlinks to YouTube, etc to harness learning.– A place where learners can go for extension tasks.– A place learners can go for revision.– An integrated part of the whole learning package.– A place for interactive learning19
  20. 20. VLE – Moving beyond the ordinary!• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESEQUESTIONS ...• How do we make the VLE more than arepository?• Is teaching and learning technology movingforward faster that the VLE?• Is the VLE keeping up with technologychange?20
  21. 21. Really useful information• If you havent already done so, have a look atthis useful information•
  22. 22. Tablets ...• An ever-increasing feature in classrooms• Particularly useful in workshop and practicalsituations– Facilitate individual learning, extension activities.– Video clips showing “how to make/do/apply ...”– Data sheets on specifications.– Camera for recording assessment evidence.– Utilities such as calculators, cameras, etc– Access to www for individual research22
  23. 23. Tablets ...• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESEQUESTIONS ...• How are your teaching staff using these as aroutine part of teaching and learning?• How do we deal with the “have’s” and “havenots”, the so called digital divide!• How much is a reasonable price to pay for atablet?23
  24. 24. QR Codes• Used widely in prospectus, etc• And at Railway Stations ...• All over the place frankly!24
  25. 25. QR Codes examples ...• Hospitality and catering link to recipes and videosshowing how to perform a task• Animal management link to videos and voice clipsabout the animal and its habitat• Hair and beauty to show examples of different stylesand treatments• Entry level activities to help learners match and find.• Even better of it the learners themselves whopopulate the VLE with the learning media.25
  26. 26. QR Codes in teaching and learning?• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESEQUESTIONS ...• How could you use this technology as part ofthe curriculum?• Any good examples to share?• How can we take this to new heights?• Is this going to replace the VLE or bedeveloped further as a quick link?26
  27. 27. Social Media• Is it a Safeguarding issue?• Is it a problem or a solution? Perhaps both!• Social media as a means of keeping contact andgathering learner destinations and future trainingneeds.• Social media used in a controlled way to develop acommunity of learning – but the teacher has to beinvolved.• Social media as an enabler to learning – but needs tobe managed in a positive way – this takes resources!27
  28. 28. Barriers to Embedding Technology• Can you suggest three barriers to embeddingtechnology?28
  29. 29. Barriers to Embedding Technology• Teachers who are not technologists ...• Technologists who are not teachers ...• A fear of the unknown and a perceived loss ofcontrol of learners.• IT departments who are too risk adverse.• The pressure is examinations gives teacherslittle time to experiment – too higher risk!• Will “study programmes” make things better?29
  30. 30. Thanks and Q&Aalast.taylor@googlemail.comImproving our practiceRaising our gameGetting it right!
  31. 31. June 20, 2013 | slide 31Insight 2013Upcoming webinars in the Insight series: Insight into BYOD – Friday 21st, 2pmBook via the RSC website –
  32. 32. June 20, 2013 | slide 32Insight 2013Face to face workshop days in the Insight series: Tuesday 25thJune – Leicester Wednesday 26thJune – NottinghamBook via the RSC website –
  33. 33. June 20, 2013 | slide 33Insight 2013All the resources from the Insight series: Hosted on the RSC East Midlands Moodleplatform Web address - Will be constantly updated over the next week
  34. 34. June 20, 2013 | slide 34Insight 2013Jisc Regional Support Centres work withmore than 2,000 UK learning providershelping them to improve performanceand efficiency through the use
  35. 35. June 20, 2013 | slide 35Insight 2013That’s it for this Insight webinar!If you have any questions then please contact us: 01509 618110 Alastair Taylor