New Mesma observe boosts education quality improvement

A new online software module from quality improvement specialist Mesma provides enhanced teaching, learning and assessment through collaborative observations.

Developed in conjunction with Mesma’s education and training clients, The Observe module is an enhanced strategic tool, which allows users to centrally schedule and capture the outcomes of on-going and wide-ranging observations, throughout the learning journey.

It places the emphasis on individual ownership of resulting actions to improve learning practice. The module offers readily accessible information for more rapid and effective reporting and feedback, helping to quickly identify trends and direct resources to where they are most required.

A key feature of Observe is its ability to encourage personal reflection and peer observation as part of a wider quality improvement cycle. The module is a versatile and cost-effective way for further education and skills providers to build and develop their own online observation templates. These can then be used for observing any stage or activity within the employer or learner’s journey, reporting areas of risk and issue via a simple dashboard.

Observe’s flexibility enables clients to build an approach to observations which works for their organisation. These can include the oversight of activities around health and safety prevention and safeguarding to deliver a broader holistic view of the provision.

During the set-up, the Mesma team will support leaders to consider who should be undertaking observations, for what purpose, who will be observed and how often. Mesma has introduced Observe as part of its online quality improvement software offer, boosting the range of services currently provided across the education spectrum. Two further modules are planned for release in 2018/2019 to meet the growing demand from clients to have a comprehensive quality improvement software solution.

A versatile and cost-effective web-based resource, Mesma enables important areas of the self-assessment process and the associated improvement plan activities to be allocated to authorised people within a training environment. Its key purpose is to drive accountability to improve educational provision for students and learners. 

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