If staff receive appropriate support and have time to adapt, this can be a real opportunity to develop and improve. Your institution will need to provide training to fill any gaps in their knowledge or skills, and should also link online learning activities to performance review mechanisms.
Innovation in learning and teaching should be recognised in staff reviews and rewarded as appropriate. Our digital student: further education report in 2015 identified that:
Many staff feel underprepared to use technology for learning, and that they are often not rewarded for their experimentation. As a result key priorities for colleges are likely to be proactively engaging learners; supporting staff to use technology for learning, and publicly rewarding staff.
The report also highlights that sector bodies should play a role in incorporating the use of technology for teaching and learning.
One way to achieve this is through skills frameworks.