Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Efficiency Exchange and Staff development

A brief update on a couple of sessions from this morning:

Staff development
Session from JISC Regional Support Centre for Yorkshire and Humberside about a new approach to staff development using a roadshow model. Mainly working with FE colleges. Taking technology round the region, focussing on teaching and learning, not the technology. Used the day to use collaborative scenario based activities. So, scenarios published in advance which attendees can work through, or come up with their own.
The kit is getting smaller, using tablets and mobile technology. Also a lot of free software out there. Look at new and emerging technology such as Augmented Reality, often staff don't know what's out there for them to use. Can create eBooks easily on the day.

There's a YouTube video about what they're doing here.

Efficiency Exchange
Really interested in this as I was part of the Diamond group which recommended it be established. It's a web resource for sharing and promoting efficiency, process improvement and sharing initiatives in HR.
The web site is excellent, and our own Process Improvement Unit has contributed to it.
They have a partnership with the Guardian, and there is a section in the Higher Education Network with content sourced directly from the EE.

This is definitely worth subscribing to.

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