Between March and April 2021, HM Inspectors of Education (HMIE) engaged in professional dialogue with 495 college staff and managers, and 180 learners from all colleges in Scotland to develop a national overview of practice in the delivery of remote learning.
The purpose of this overview report is to:
- outline the learner and staff experience of remote learning and teaching during the pandemic;
- highlight what is working well and share this widely to celebrate success;
- surface the challenges in delivering of remote learning in colleges; and
- identify aspects for improvement of the quality and effectiveness of delivery of remote learning.
The findings from the fieldwork are summarised using the following key themes:
- Digital infrastructure;
- Planning remote learning and teaching delivery;
- Delivering learning and teaching remotely;
- Engagement of learners in remote learning;
- Monitoring and assessing learner progress remotely;
- Assuring the quality of remote learning and teaching; and
- The impact of remote learning on the wellbeing of learners and staff.
Full details on the findings from the national overview of remote learning in Scotland’s Colleges can be found in the main report:
As a further resource, you can also access stakeholder comments and short case studies in the accompanying “Comments and Cameos”: