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The project

The aim of the project was to produce a self-assessment framework for the learning and skills sector that would support organisations to make the best possible use of learning technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning and to improve outcomes for learners. It also helped providers respond to the FELTAG recommendations.

Coralesce worked in a collaborative way with the whole sector (both face to face and via technology) – from Further Education Colleges to the Prison Education Service – in order to develop and pilot the framework.

The project aimed to build on the work supported by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service to create the Review and Planning for Technology in Action (RAPTA) tool but also to draw on other learning technology self-assessment tools used in industry, schools, further education and higher education both nationally and internationally.

The first stage of the project therefore  involved desk-based research, analysis and evaluation of a number of self-assessment tools and digital literacy/ICT competence frameworks resulting in a baseline report. The next stage of the project was to consult with the sector and key stakeholders including Ofsted about the baseline report conclusions and then to produce a draft self-assessment framework.

The framework was then piloted with the full range of providers in the autumn of 2014 involving all relevant parties from practitioners to governors and employers.  The results were shared via dissemination events and the publication of case studies in November and December.