e-SkillsUK Passports use at Easlteigh College

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Presentation supporting a session from Robert Walker and Emma MacAuley of Eastleigh College looking at their use of the eSkills passports to audit staff training needs. To be presented at the RSC SE e-Learning Fair 2007, Southampton Solent University 26th October 2007

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e-SkillsUK Passports use at Easlteigh College

  1. 1. e-skills passports at Eastleigh College: Identifying skills gaps and targeting training Robert Walker Customer Support Services Manager Emma MacAulay E-Learning Facilitator
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why e-skills passports? </li></ul><ul><li>What are e-skills passports? </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the Eastleigh College profile </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation at Eastleigh College </li></ul><ul><li>Results and follow-up activity </li></ul>Overview
  3. 3. Why e-skills passports? <ul><li>Weakness identified in Ofsted Inspection May 2006: </li></ul><ul><li>“ little use of ILT in teaching and learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Internal /external SAR process January 2007: </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning downgraded to a 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Serious need to improve e-learning at Eastleigh </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Improve recording of usage of e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>e.g in SoW, lesson observations, curriculum SARs </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase additional hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>e.g projectors, laptops, Sympodium, Qwizdom </li></ul><ul><li>Develop role of E-Learning Facilitator </li></ul>Actions taken to improve e-learning
  5. 5. <ul><li>Need to identify skills gaps and target training </li></ul><ul><li>EM and RW attended briefing on e-skills passports at JISC RSC SE SELN meeting in October 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Decided e-skills passports just the ticket! </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. Eastleigh not involved in first wave of passports </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. 150 free passports as part of Provider for the Future initiative </li></ul>e-skills passports at Eastleigh College
  6. 6. <ul><li>National scheme developed by e-skills UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Sector Skills Council for IT and Telecoms industries) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-assessment of IT/ILT skills </li></ul><ul><li>17 preset skills </li></ul><ul><li>5 levels of competence within each skill </li></ul><ul><li>Self-checking questions within each level of competence </li></ul>What are e-skills passports?
  7. 7. <ul><li>17 preset skills to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of adding own skills </li></ul><ul><li>EM, RW and Artie V-N discussed and decided skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s profile consisting of 10 skills: 8 preset, 2 bespoke </li></ul>Creating the Eastleigh College teacher’s profile
  8. 8. The 17 preset skills Presentation software E-mail Use IT to exchange info Artwork and imaging software Internet and intranets Use IT systems Website software IT security for users Evaluate the impact of IT Database software IT maintenance for users Make selective use of IT Spreadsheet software IT troubleshooting for users Specialist/bespoke software Word processing software Operate a computer
  9. 9. The 8 we chose… Presentation software Use IT to exchange info Artwork and imaging software Use IT systems IT maintenance for users Spreadsheet software IT troubleshooting for users Word processing software
  10. 10. <ul><li>None of the preset skills specific to e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Added 2 bespoke skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using e-learning tools </li></ul></ul>The 2 bespoke skills
  11. 11. Setting the levels for the teacher’s profile
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mass roll-out to teachers on INSET Day March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation to staff about rationale and how to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Staff taken to computer rooms to complete their passports </li></ul><ul><li>Each room supervised by a briefed IT Technician </li></ul><ul><li>EM, RW and Nick Sweetman from e-skills UK on hand </li></ul>Implementing e-skills passports at Eastleigh
  13. 13. <ul><li>Over 100 passports completed on the day </li></ul><ul><li>Line Manager approval built into the system </li></ul><ul><li>Line Managers briefed about approval process </li></ul><ul><li>Non-attendees and new starters chased up </li></ul><ul><li>Now 150+ e-skills passports completed </li></ul>Implementing e-skills passports at Eastleigh
  14. 14. Completing an e-skills passport
  15. 15. Teacher’s profile
  16. 16. Five levels of competence
  17. 17. Self-checking questions
  18. 18. Results – skills capabilities
  19. 19. Results – skills gap ranking
  20. 20. Results –skills gap ranking for one area
  21. 21. <ul><li>Identifying skills gaps was the first step </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting training is the real purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the new CPD log for all teaching staff </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the performance management system </li></ul><ul><li>(lesson observation, probation, appraisal) </li></ul>Using e-skills passports
  22. 22. <ul><li>EM able to use passports as focus of training </li></ul><ul><li>Individual training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Group training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Training logged and passports amended </li></ul><ul><li>Booklets to supplement face-to-face training </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates for those achieving the full profile! </li></ul>Follow-up activity
  23. 23. <ul><li>Identify skills gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Provide focus for training </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to set up and use </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute towards overall culture of e-learning </li></ul>Benefits of e-skills passports
  24. 24. Thank you for listening Any questions? Robert Walker and Emma MacAulay

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