What’s it all about?
This project, FE Skills Window, is about developing more flexible pathways to Jisc digital resources for the FE community. Being aware of what Jisc content is out there and mapping as much of this content to the curriculum is a key priority. The purpose of the digital content audit is to feed into this process by identifying the scope and scale of the content available for the FE Skills community, including coverage of subject areas and any gaps in provision.
What are we doing?
Our approach is to work in collaboration with the core Jisc digital content service providers. They include: Jorum, Hairdressing Training, eBooks for FE, MediaHub, Primal Pictures, DigiMap Collections and the soon to be launched, DigiMaps for Colleges! We will then widen the net to include the optional/paid for Jisc funded content services. For more information about the digital content services offered to the FE Skills community visit: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/about/subscription-package-for-further-education
We are currently seeking feedback from Jisc content service providers about the range of digital content currently available to the FE community, including coverage of subject areas and similarities and differences across these services.
What happens next?
Your input will make a real difference. A report will be developed, which aims to inform the development of the new FE Skills Window. From this work we’ll have a better understanding of the technical requirements of the project, for example how do we aggregate all the different services, as well helping us to define the content that we will map to the curriculum.
How can you get involved?
As part of the FE Skills Window project we’re also consulting with FE Skills practitioners to find out about their experiences of using Jisc digital content services. If you are a teaching practitioner who is interested in sharing your insights and experiences, please drop us a comment below, or get in touch using the Contact Form.
Are you an FE practitioner interested in getting involved? Maybe you’d be interested in joining the project’s Practitioners Group!