Work-with-IT & Embedding Work-with-IT
The Work-with-IT project and its sister project, Embedding Work-with-IT, are both funded under JISC's Changing Staff Roles, Relationships & Associated Skills programme.
The Embedding Work-with-IT project a joint venture with the University of Strathclyde and SEDA will embed the effective practice, advice and required changes identified by the Work-with-IT project and other related outputs from JISC’s Changing Staff Roles, Relationships and Associated Skills theme.
The core of the Embedding approach is to work with the professional bodies and other relevant sector organisations to develop and test the support mechanisms identified in previous phases and embed these in professional practice of their members. Support mechanisms might include intervention frameworks, a self-assessment toolkit, competency frameworks and refined human resources and organisational practice. This will be achieved by leveraging SEDA’s professional and sector knowledge and contacts to act as a broker and conduit to ensure that the support mechanisms identified by Work-with-IT are adopted and embedded by relevant sector organisations and professional bodies.
SEDA will act as a broker organisation, working with a number of key professional associations and institutions to identify professional and organisational development challenges which might be ameliorated through better knowledge of the Work-with-IT outcomes and advice and guidance. These organisations are: UCISA, UHR, AUA, SCONUL, LFHE, SDF, ODHE Group and AMOSSHE.
Objectives of Embedding Work-with-IT
- Assess the impact and effect that new ways of technology enhanced working have had on staff in UK FE and HE institutions through
- A series of facilitated consultation workshops with key stakeholders
- Focussed consultancy work to address issue arising
- Develop a series of case studies based in UK FE and HE to illustrate new working practices, their impacts and staff development implications
- Provide advice and guidance for the UK FE and HE sector based on a synthesis of workshop and case study findings
- Develop recommendations for new approaches to staff development strategies that take into account the new skills, competencies and relationships required to exploit the benefits that new technology-enhanced ways of working may provide
To help explore the issues surrounding changes in working practices and to disseminate findings, the project is actively building a network of contacts, consisting of:
- Professional bodies
- UK FE and HE sector organisations
- JISC & JISC projects
- Interested individual practitioners