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John Dalziel's insight:
This suite of materials on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) reflects what Ofsted have been seeing on inspection, or as the result of visits and research, and offers resources and ideas for those looking to improve their Virtual Learning Environments.
Although not a limiting grade anymore, ensuring your learners are safe, when using tecnology (social Media), is still an important part of education.
The explosive growth of social media in recent years has enabled a lot of new opportunities for learners — sharing achievements with family, making plans with new friends and re-living past memories with old friends, just to name a few.
The proliferation of social networking also comes with an unfortunate downside.
Bullying and nastiness become easier when all they take is a few keystrokes and can be hidden by online anonymity.
This post and the infographic raise awareness of the downside. What are your learners doing to protect their younger brothers, sisters, etc.?
If you have ever experienced identity theft yourself or even know someone who has, you know the experience can be a harrowing one. the only perfect way to protect yourself online and prevent identity theft is to not use it at all! The "Inspectors", under the Common Inspection Framework, won't accept that as an option. Learning providers have a responsibility to ensure learners are aware of how to use technology safely and that includes the Internet.
Learners given a voice to rate...
- their learning provider's quality of teaching and
- whether courses are preparing them for the demands of university or the workplace.
Learner View asks for their opinion on a range of 10 aspects: from whether the lessons/training sessions are well taught to if you would recommend the provider to a friend.
The information provided will be taken into consideration when Ofsted make decisions about which providers to inspect, and when.
By sharing their views, it is felt that they'll be helping their provider to improve. Learners will also be able to see what other learners have said about their provider.
Collected data will be used by the education watchdog as part of the official inspections process and could lead to colleges or training providers being marked down.
Ofsted's relatively new "Good Practice" website is for those working in sectors who are inspected and regulated by them.
The "Good Practice" website shares, as you would expect, good practice and supporting resources, allowing visitors to download information and watch video clips to support their own work.
Currently there are only a few case studies in the "Adult Learning & Skills" section at the moment, however, when further examples are added and the section developed, I'm sure it will become an excellent resource.