Lunchtime Webinar – Accrediting your HE teaching: gaining professional recognition
Very useful feedback on our resources from the steering group and our critical friend, Sandra Griffiths, at this week’s meeting.
We talked about the need to provide guidance materials for different groups of users, for example individual learners, educational developers, course leaders. We had been wondering how to make PowerPoint presentations as useful as possible; for individual learners, presentation as a text document (as in our Values in Higher Education materials) was preferred. Jannie Roed (Thames Valley University) and Anna Douglas (City & Islington College) were both looking for resources on e-learning and may be able to give us feedback on the “Learning, Teaching and Technologies” unit.
We also talked about dissemination, and how to increase the impact of the project. We will follow up Henry Potts’s suggestion of putting pdf documents in UCL ePrints, since this is searched by Google Scholar.
This workshop on Tuesday 23 was an opportunity to find out about other OER projects in our strand and to hear the latest on the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) from the HEA. We also found out that the consultation on the new PSF is due to begin this week.
One good outcome of the meeting was that the HEA agreed to produce a set of tags for the UKPSF standards, core knowlege, activities and values. If we all use these tags it should help potential users identify useful resources.
At our first project meeting we agreed to change the project name (the working title for the proposal was OpenPSF). We are now CPD4HE, with the subtitle, Open Resources on HE Teaching & Learning. We are working on our draft project plan and looking forward to the first Programme Meeting.