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  • Title slide of presentation. In the physical world it’s relatively straightforward to work out what the duty of care towards young people might mean and what precautions to take. The virtual world is more demanding, if only because the range of activities that learners can do online is expanding and changing. This is a good thing in itself, opening opportunities for learning and creativity, but it also means thinking ahead of new risks.
  • Welcome to Generator

    1. 1. Welcome to Generator The technology improvement leadership tool for Further Education and Skills Sally-Anne Saull Head of Personalisation and Improvement, Becta
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction / more about Generator </li></ul><ul><li>2. Using Generator – Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>3. First View: Generator Demo </li></ul><ul><li>4. Questions and discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you use Generator going forwards? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support arrangements – what will work for you? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is Generator? <ul><li>It’s all about improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole organisational development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits for learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self review and assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy and planning </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Headlines <ul><li>Common framework for whole sector </li></ul><ul><li>Derived from Harnessed Technology Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by FE and Skills sector policy and strategy and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses supply and demand side factors </li></ul><ul><li>Sector ownership – over 350 providers involved in development </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and collaborative approach </li></ul>
    5. 5. The vision: a “common” framework the whole sector A “common framework” for defining technology within FE and Skills that provides the sector with a shared definition of its good use
    6. 6. Deriving the role of technology Policy Themes System Reform Policy agendas FE and Skills Capability Areas Technology Requirements <ul><ul><li>Such as : 14-19 Agenda, Leitch, FE White Papers, DIUS Plan for Personalising Further Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Such as : Personalisation, Lifelong learning, Equipping young people, Demand-led delivery, Employer participation, Diversity and specialisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the attributes which produce the desired outcomes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the tasks that the sector is performing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does technology support these tasks? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Sector ownership Design Authority Prototyping & Piloting Lead Communications All lead partners and a selection of providers acting as an expert panel for the project team A large and wide range of providers testing and validating various aspects of the design Information into the entire sector and opportunities to feedback Governance and accountability into the sector
    8. 8. The nine areas of organisational operation
    9. 9. The seven technology enablers Strategic Leadership: what do we have to do to demonstrate a leadership commitment to technology? People and Culture: what do we have to do to ensure everyone values the role of technology? Expertise and Skills: what do we have to do to maintain and develop our skills to exploit technology? Technology: what do we have to do to ensure the necessary availability of technology? Learning Content: is the development and management of learning content making the most of technology? Information and Data: is the management of information and data making the most of technology? Processes: does technology complement and support our processes?
    10. 10. Quick Review or Full Review? <ul><li>The Quick Review enables users to quickly skim across all nine areas by identifying the level of positive impact technology is having on each of these. </li></ul><ul><li>The Full Review enables the user to drill into these by looking at all the things that need to be in place for the effective use of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>It is envisaged that the typical approach to using the framework would be for the organisation to use the Quick Review to identify where they are weak and strong, and then the Full Review to drill into their key areas of interest, rather than all of them. </li></ul>Impact and Benefits Strategy & leadership People & culture Expertise & skills Technology & tools Learning content Information & data Processes Motivations Capabilities Contexts Quick Full
    11. 11. Using Generator: Scenarios <ul><li>A head of department wishes to develop a vision for her department. She particularly wants all members within the team to contribute to the assessment, and uses Generator to this effect, fully informing her planning process. </li></ul><ul><li>This scenario features: </li></ul><ul><li>• a quick review </li></ul><ul><li>• sharing a review </li></ul><ul><li>• online conversation about the answers </li></ul><ul><li>• review for a subset of the organisation. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Using Generator: Scenarios <ul><li>The Principal of an FE college wishes to identify where investment is most needed across the organisation. Using Generator he and his colleagues are able to undertake a full review of the college to inform their improvement plans. </li></ul><ul><li>This scenario features: </li></ul><ul><li>• a full review performed by different managers </li></ul><ul><li>• an analysis in one of the seven technology enablers. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Using Generator: Scenarios <ul><li>The senior management team at a work-based learning provider, with multiple sites across the UK, wish to carry out an assessment across the organisation of its technological capability. To ensure that they use similar reporting systems and gain useable results they use Generator to effect this. </li></ul><ul><li>This scenario features: </li></ul><ul><li>• multiple quick reviews </li></ul><ul><li>• comparison of data across multiple sites. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Questions / Discussion <ul><ul><li>How will you use Generator going forwards? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support arrangements – what will work for you? </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Any questions?
    16. 16. Key System Attributes for a demand led system Key System Attributes
    17. 17. Generic description of the maturity levels Technology allows our organisation in some areas to realise benefits which, in its absence, would be harder to achieve. This is on an ad hoc, case-by-case basis and particularly true for indirect learner benefits. Technology allows our organisation to realise and continue to sustain benefits in some areas, including direct benefits to the learner. This repeatability tends to rely on pockets of knowledge. Technology is transformative for our organisation, clearly contributing to positive learner outcomes. Our offer is significantly better through the use of technology and we our organisation is a leader amongst our peers, community and target catchments. Technology allows our organisation to realise direct and indirect benefits which, in its absence, would not otherwise be possible. This is across the organisation and not reliant on pockets of knowledge.
    18. 18. Any questions? <ul><li>How will you use Generator going forwards </li></ul><ul><li>What support arrangements would be best for you </li></ul>
    19. 19. Get Started <ul><li>www.generatorfeandskills.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel CRM team: 0800 877 8777 </li></ul>

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