About X4L Staff Development Resources
This JISC-funded project was set up to gather the various outputs from the Exchange for Learning (X4L) Programme (Phase 1) which ran from June 2002 to the end of 2005. The X4L programme consisted of 25 projects which explored the potential of re-purposing and sharing content for use in learning.
It was recognised that the X4L projects were producing some very valuable outputs based on their experiences with repurposing. In the past, these outputs would have been made available on individual project Websites but these would eventually disappear as projects ended and people moved on. With this in mind, it was decided that the resources should be gathered in one place as a coherent output of the X4L programme. Given the nature of the project outputs it made sense to provide them in a staff development context.
There are many different kinds of resources, some of which could be used immediately for staff development; others could be used as a basis to create your own staff development materials. The resources have been categorised based on topic, intended user and type of resource. The resources also come with additional information including a description (where possible) of how the resource might be used in a staff development context.
To help provide inspiration, we have also included some exemplars which illustrate how the X4L resources can be used in a staff development context. The exemplars include a short report by the authors (staff development officers) describing the steps they went through to produce their staff development materials.
This project was originally known as the X4L Staff Development Cookbook and consisted of the following partners: