The Work-with-IT project has just completed an embedding phase after receiveing further funding under the JISC programme Changing Staff Roles, Relationships & Associated Skills for a sister project, Embedding Work-with-IT.
A final Evaluation phase managed by SEDA is now scheduled to run into early 2011.
Please see links at top of page for initial Work-with-IT findings and see below for a snapshot of all phases of the project.
(Feb - Nov 2010)
The Embedding Work-with-IT phase of the project is being jointly undertaken by the University of Strathclyde and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). The Embedding Work-with-IT project 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. Working with HE sector and professional associations to facilitate general sector-wide change to enable institutions to develop and support staff to more effectively embrace and embed innovative technology-enhanced working practices, thus enabling the UK to maintain its position as a global leader in education.
Web 2.0 technologies
JISC commissioned an extension to initial Work-with-IT project funding to investigate the effect that Web 2.0 technologies is having on the evolution of working practices and staff attitudes, and the resulting impact on staff roles and responsibilities across FE and HE. This phase included an activity review and further case studies and ran until the end December 2009. Please see Web 2.0 section for further information.
Case Studies and PESTLE Investigations
In the first phase of Work-with-IT, a series of 10 case studies were commissioned. These cases studies demonstrated how technological changes have necessitated changes to working practices, the impact and effect of those changes on staff, students and the institutions involved. Please see the Case Studies section for further information.
A second phase was commissioned to examine changing staff roles and responsibilities from a wider perspective through exploration of the remaining PESTLE dimensions – political, economic, social, legal and environmental. This phase included desk research and workshops and also revisited the Phase I case studies within the context of the wider PESTLE framework.The overall aim of this phase was to gain an understanding of the broader context of change within which technology is one dimension, eliciting information from wider scenarios (with broader range of factors and influences) that drive the evolution of working practices and the changing nature of staff roles and responsibilities. Please see the PESTLE section for further information.