Progress of e-enablement in FE and sixth-form colleges
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The progress of e-enablement in FE and sixth-form colleges
Tracking strategy in action
In summer 2000, the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) required eachcollege to develop an ILT strategy. The following year colleges were required torevise these strategies. All colleges complied with this. By 2007 82% of collegesstill had a dedicated strategy that addressed at least one aspect of ICT and e-learning (Calvert et al 2008, p27). In most of the others this was addressed as partof a wider strategy..A written strategy, if it is not translated into action, quickly becomes a dead
document. If we are asked to describe an organisation‟s strategy, we look to itsactions, rather than to the document on the Chief Executive‟s desk. Strategy, says
erg, is „a pattern in action over time‟ (Mintzberg, 1987).
To track these strategies in action, we developed measures of e-learningimplementation using survey data collected since 2003. These measured progressacross five broad dimensions. Each of these dimensions was arrived at bycombining four measures derived from the survey data. All the measures weretreated equally. Each dimension produced a score out of 20, and when addedtogether, these dimensions gave an overall score out of 100 for each college. Chart2 shows the median values for each dimension as they changed from 2003 to 2007.
Access Resources Workforce E-learning Management200315.8 10.4 10.7 9.7 11.3200415 11.3 11.4 10.5 11.3200514.2 11.5 11.8 11.1 11.3200615 11.7 11.8 11.5 12.9200713.3 14.3 10 11.9 14.6
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Measures of e-learning implementation