Practice based accreditation tool

Some early thoughts ideas how best to make sense/ best use of the gap analysis process of practice based digital literacies as part of the DIAL project, as part of its ongoing baselining process. There are no tools or processes I’m aware of that support a bespoke course/ subject gap analysis of individuals/groups whilst also highlighting/ comparing progress over time in the form of a dynamic digital profile.

My experience to date and of those I’ve talked to at UAL is there are no formal processes or tools for carrying out a ‘skills’ gap analysis at the beginning a course and charting progress throughout development.  I’ve been in many teaching workshop situations where 20+ students have been introduced to a software or digital process but all have varying experience, levels, needs and requirements.

If we could visualise/record the process of documenting and viewing skills as individuals progress, we could support course/class design and planning in more efficient and productive ways so to deliver an improved learning and teaching experience for promoting peer support networks and targeted group activities etc.

I’ve addressed these issues in regards to open practice in this paper: http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/striking-balance-between-practice-and-open-practice

Could we develop a tool where students and staff could independently log, identify, develop and even credit their ‘gaps, goals and achievements’ and share this with their course tutor and/or peers ?

We could consider writing a rapid development bid to develop a tool for this?

JISC Grant Funding 18/11: OER Rapid Innovation – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2011/11/oerrapidinnovation.aspx

NOTE:

e. There is a strong connection between OER practices and digital literacies, both for providers and users of open content. It is anticipated there will be some intersects with the JISC Digital Literacies Programme11.

To pilot this idea we could develop an open practice and open educational resource Practice based accreditation tool as a working prototype and then apply this tool to the the whole spectrum of potential digital literacies in the future.

How it could work: users (staff a students) could create a personal profile choose which level of digital practice they would like to develop or highlight a skill set e.g ‘open educational resource’ OERs they will be led through a list of levels where users self evaluate and provide examples, for example:

Have you ever created an OER – EXAMPLE
Give examples of OER platforms you have used- EXAMPLE
Demonstrate use of an OER in your practice -EXAMPLE
Have you reused an OER – EXAMPLE
What rich media examples of  OER work best and why? – EXAMPLE
Have you remixed an OER
And so on …….a full skill set would be credited in some way and added to their skill collection/profile.

Online resources can be used to direct users to learn more, such as – http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3636

Please let us know if your interested in being involved in developing a bid with us, UAL and beyond !

Please contact (c.follows@arts.ac.uk)?

We could consider writing a rapid development bid for this, please let me know if your interested ?

JISC Grant Funding 18/11: OER Rapid Innovation – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2011/11/oerrapidinnovation.aspx

NOTE:

e. There is a strong connection between OER practices and digital literacies, both for providers and users of open content. It is anticipated there will be some intersects with the JISC Digital Literacies Programme11.

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