Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Many organisations will conduct observations of teaching, learning and assessment. It will often be done in a mild panic and woe betide the organisation that cannot demonstrate that OTLA has occurred! Having developed the Self Assessment Reporting feature in Stedfast and having studied the OfSTED Common Inspection Framework, we thought it would be helpful to organisations to develop an Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Module.
The Observation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Module
Our first version of the OTLA module will be released on Monday 7th, December 2015. We say the first version, as we know this module will grow as we get feedback from users of Stedfast. The current module will allow users to :
Plan observations of teaching, learning and assessment
Use generic templates created in Stedfast or bespoke organisational templates to record observations
Grade and analyse observations
Provide feedback to and then notify those being observed
Track completed observations
Ofsted observation of teaching, learning and assessment
We think that this is a powerful module within Stedfast and will support education and training providers to ensure that they can demonstrate to OfSTED that they have outstanding control of this area of quality assurance.
Stedfast is an online collaborative system designed for education and training providers to improve the management of their quality assurance. There are a number of modules available to users, including; self-assessment reporting, quality improvement planning, observation of teaching and learning, risk assessment management and policy and procedure management. We are constantly building new modules based on compliance needs and feedback from Stedfast users.