Developing the National Improvement Hub and transforming our online services
This programme is developing the National Improvement Hub, an online portal to support improvement across Scottish education, as well as reconfiguring all of the rest of Education Scotland’s websites. From December 2016 Education Scotland will divide our web content between:
- the National Improvement Hub for improvement resources and materials
- the new Education Scotland corporate website for corporate information and links to key policy and legislation
- Parentzone Scotland for resources, information and data specifically for parents
- National Qualifications (NQs) for specific materials and resources
The new corporate site includes key information about Scotland’s education system, the role of Education Scotland and news about education. It also provides links to relevant external organisations and content, and outlines key policy and legislation that is the basis of why we do what we do. This is where the guidance for Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) sits. This area has been streamlined and dramatically reduced to enable practitioners and interested parties to navigate with ease.
The ‘beta’ version of the National Improvement Hub now offers federated searches and encourages collaboration through a range of channels including social media.
An improved search function lies at the heart of the National Improvement Hub and our other websites. Users search for content by inputting text or phrases that are relevant to their needs. To improve search results every single piece of National Improvement Hub content is also 'tagged' with terms that are central to the experience of teaching and learning in Scotland. Users can also use a range of filters to narrow their search results. The new sites will also show materials and resources that are 'trending' and popular.
All of Education Scotland’s self-evaluation frameworks will be digitised through this programme, with links to relevant improvement materials and resources.