Work-based Learning (WBL)What is the Work-based LearningMaturity Toolkit?                                                 ...
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Well br wbl maturity toolkit v 0.7

  1. 1. Work-based Learning (WBL)What is the Work-based LearningMaturity Toolkit? Maturity ToolkitA toolkit to help institutions, faculties, Supporting the HE/FE sectors in enhancing employer provisionschools, departments and programmeteams to: Adopting approaches used in the Higher Education Academy/JISC national e- learningAssess current performance in work- benchmarking programme and distilling based learning. lessons learnt from a number of JISCIdentify a vision for WBL and the enablers programmes and barriers for reaching it. (e.g. LLL-WFD, BCE, curriculum design/delivery, e-portfolio)Recommend future actionsPlan their change management. How the toolkit can be used (the methodology):Why is it needed? • Decide upon focus (e.g. whole institution, faculty or programme)Increasing numbers of students are opting to learn in the work-place - WBL is Planning • Identify and co-opt stakeholders. therefore becoming more strategically • Identify initiatives to align with. important. • Agree the timescale and project plan.Good practice in pedagogic models, use of ICT, partnership working and how best Commitment • Meeting/workshop with all stakeholders to explain for institutions to “prepare for work- process and build commitment. & based learning” is slowly emerging but • Select relevant criteria from the toolkit & customise not widespread. Customisation as appropriate.How can institutions benefit from usingthe Toolkit? Evidence • Identify evidence needed to decide on “level of maturity” for each criterion.Institutions can identify: Collection & • Identify methods for gathering evidence. synthesisAppropriate organisational and business • Collect evidence. approaches toward WBL, including how • Synthesis evidence and produce a ‘usable’ report. best to measure impact, costs and benefits. • Review evidence report in “levelling” workshop. LevellingHow to enhance learning, teaching & Workshop • Assess your current performance against assessment with WBL pedagogies and criteria/level statements. use of blended learning techniques. • Ensure that all stakeholders agree on: o Vision & enablers/barriers for reaching this vision.How to update organisational processes o Recommendations for change. and systems e.g. QA-QE and support Actions processes. Workshop • Convene workshop with group who are identified to take forward the changes.How to provide a quality experience for • Develop action plan – and define measures of staff and students e.g. through training success and support services. The Maturity Toolkit comprises criteria and level statements of • Identify institutional structures, systems &What does the toolkit comprise? performance under seven champions which can take forward the changes. key categories:Criteria and level statements of “mature” (1) Institutional readiness performance. (2) Faculty/school/department readiness WorkingSelf-assessment guidelines. (3) Programme design in CAMEL (4) Programme delivery and assessment CohortsA recommended methodology for using (5) Partnership engagement the toolkit. (6) The learner experienceA range of support resources. (7) Effective, usable, accessible technologiesWho are the development Partners? This is a Benefits Realisation project funded by the JISC LLL-WFD programme.Universities of Bradford, Westminster and UWIC. Further info: http://www.tinyurl.com/wbl-toolkit Discussions: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2182

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