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Supporting Mentors and Resource Transformation (SMART)

Mentor support in WBL
This project will investigate, develop and implement processes and tools to help us be smarter in support of work based learning, particularly through mentors, with a key objective being to produce an appropriate model for the Management of Change to support mentors, in order to improve the experience of work-based learning students.

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Framework Comments
Identity and Access Management (IAM)
External access for work-based mentors to VLE


Posted by lisacorley at 2011-07-11 12:21:40
Project Summary (derived from final report)

The SMART project was designed to support mentors to overcome some of the difficulties they face in assisting work-based students who are severely ‘time-pressured’, by providing a specifically designed, accessible and supporting interface for inexperienced users of technology.
Further aims were to develop the mentor’s role and improve learner engagement while promoting inclusion and collaboration.The research included reference to a selection of ‘Use Case’ scenarios. These involved the interface of mentors with technological modalities for enhancing provision delivery as used within two challenging work-based education programmes currently offered. SMART incorporated various advanced technologies (Podcasts, Vodcasts, Blogs, Game environments, On-line tasks) in an innovative learning environment and assessed the impact on mentor engagement and mentor use of technology-enhanced Learning.
Posted by lisacorley at 2011-01-24 12:45:00
Web-based/ 3-D resources?
Posted by mark at 2009-12-18 13:07:14
Innovation Base link:
Posted by mark at 2009-12-17 09:21:56
Builds on a previous HEA Pathfinder project
Posted by mark at 2009-12-17 09:20:27
Using Blackboard & CISCO WebEX as a communication platform

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Person Support-Person: Ellen Lessner (SSBR)
Person Support-Person: Patsy Clarke (SSBR)
Person Programme-Manager: Ruth Drysdale