About the RRCrowd project

What's the RR Crowd? Image showing the logo of the Skills Funding Agency

It was a crowd sourced review, carried out in 2014, of the resources needed by and available to all kinds of education and training organisations to help meet the Public Sector Equalitydefinition Duty (2010).

The review was tightly focused, time-limited, and practically useful. It was designed to  make education and training prationers' lives easier and help them to improve their practice.

Crowd sourcing meant individuals and organisations played a big part in making sure the outputs and outcomes from the project were relevant and really make a difference for the sector, its staff and learners.

Background

The Skills Funding Agency has invested in a wide-range of equality and diversity resources and now wants to ensure that providers have easy access to good quality materials to help them develop better practice. They funded the RRCrowd project to identify:

  • What equality and diversity resources the sector (in all its diversity) wants in order to improve practice and meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (2010)
  • Criteria for effective resources
  • Your preferred solutions for finding the resources you need when you need them
  • Effective ways of promoting the content and availability of the many existing Open Source resources
  • A method for sharing resources that are in-development at any given time
  • Real gaps in what is available/wanted
  • A sector-led plan that will help bring closer the aspiration of a sector that genuinely embeds equality and diversity in everything we do

The end products 

  • A report fo the findings of the practitioner survey 
  • Criteria for what makes a good equality and diversity resource
  • The Equalities Tagging Tool - Open Source Code for the sector to freely use
  • Your ideas for what we could do next

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