The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) includes innovation and creativity in one of its five areas of activity.
As a skills framework for higher education teaching staff, this provides a useful mechanism to address staff development in online learning. The Education and Training Foundation's 1 professional standards handbook also includes creativity and innovation in their six professional values and attitudes.
While neither framework is specific to online learning, staff could usefully refer to them when enhancing their teaching practice with online learning.
Building digital capabilities
Our building digital capabilities work identifies a range of activities that focus on staff capability for new digital leadership, pedagogy and efficiency.
This work draws on a review of skills frameworks, which identified national, professional, institutional and international frameworks for a range of different roles in educational institutions.
These include frameworks for learning and teaching, ICT, information, digital and media literacy, administration, leadership and careers. This interprets digital literacies in a broad sense, and the resulting digital capabilities framework aims to draw all of those elements together.
Online learning frameworks
We recommend that you consider the skills framework initially. You may also find the following frameworks most relevant to online learning:
- 1 Professional for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training - http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/4991-Prof-stan...