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ERIC Number: ED498613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8457-2643-X
Professional Development Framework for e-Learning: A Guide for Advisers and Practitioners
Smith, Ros
Learning and Skills Network (NJ1)
In January 2006 the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) launched its draft publication, "A Professional Development Framework for e-Learning" (ePD) for consultation with the post-16 education and training sector. In March 2006 the Learning and Skills Council funded the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) to run a pilot to implement the concepts and functional roles described within the framework, which was completed by April 2007. This publication shares the experiences of staff and their good practice as they used the framework as part of their continuing professional development in e-learning, eCPD. The resulting case studies are reinforced with the outputs from their work and these are available on the accompanying DVD-ROM. The staff involved were using draft material and information that had not yet been fully ratified by government and other parties, namely: (1) a definitive version of the ePD framework and its topics/units; (2) on the role of continuing professional development as a mandatory requirement from September 2007; (3) a definitive version of the new Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) teaching standards, leading to the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) award; and (4) on the role of the Institute of Learning and mandatory registration with that professional body. During that period LSN ran a number of regional training events for staff and the presentations and support material are also available on the accompanying DVD-ROM. This publication is designed to give advisers and practitioners ideas and guidance on using eCPD to develop their e-learning skills and pedagogy through CPD either at the organisational or individual level. The guide introduces the national context in which the framework has been developed and outlines the different ways topics within the framework could provide enhancement for different types of user. It then explains the six-step process that underpins all competence development, before illustrating pathways through the framework with examples drawn from the ePD pilot projects. A list of resources is also included. (Contains 4 footnotes and 3 figures.) [This document was published by the Learning and Skills Network. It was funded by the Learning and Skills Council and has resulted from a pilot in using the publication: "A Professional Development Framework for e-Learning" for adviser and practitioner training associated with Continuing Professional Development. Accompanying DVD-ROM containing support material is not available from ERIC.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom