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1. Operational Issues

Purpose: Demonstrate both understanding and use of learning techology. 'Use' might include the development, adaptation or application of technolgoy within teaching, training or the support of learning more generally.

Should include evidence of:

  Notes  Evidence
1 a) An understanding of the constraints and benefits of different technology

You should show how you have used technology appropriately, given the constraints and benefits it provides within your context.

Evidence in support of such statements might include a brief commentary on the choices behind the development and use of learning technology that influence its fitness for purpose. (This might discuss issues as viability, sustainability, scalability, interoperability and value for money.) You may already have something like this in the form of a design outline, proposal, conference presentation or similar. You should include such existing documentation wherever it seems relevant. Alternatively, you might want to take this opportunity to find out more about a technology you have deployed and produce a report on its viability.
1 b) Technical knowledge and ability in the use of learning technology

You should show that you have used a range of learning technologies. These might include web pages, PowerPoint, Virtual Learning Environments, Computer-Aided Assessment, programming languages and so on.

Evidence might include copies of certificates (originals not needed) from relevant training courses, screenshots of your work, a note from academic or support staff who have worked with you or, if appropriate, confirmation that the work is your own from your line manager.
1 c) Supporting the deployment of learning technologies

Statements about your involvement in supporting the deployment of learning technology might relate to providing technical and/or pedagogic support to teachers, advising on (or re-designing to take account of) technical and usability issues, developing strategies or policies, managing change, providing training or other forms of professional development, securing or deploying dedicated funding and so on, all within the context of the educational use of learning technology.

For evidence, you might include the overview section of a strategy document, meeting minutes, summaries of student feedback, testimonials or witness statements from other colleagues, for example.

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