Higher education is evolving constantly. Recent global events and developments have accelerated digital transformation and requirements for flexible learning. This transformation requires strategy and culture considerations, workforce development and adaptations to curricula and teaching and learning.
Advance HE has been supporting HE sectors and institutions through this evolution, providing guidance, good practice reports and publications, programmes and events and consultancy and enhancement services.
Guidance, reports and publications
Student Success Frameworks Series
Best practice frameworks, informed by research, developed with the sector for the sector
The issues impacting on student success are broad and complex, having a shared point of reference and common language to discuss, shape and review policy, process and practice can therefore be an extremely effective way of applying a consistent methodology to leading change. Engaging with our research-informed frameworks in combination, will help identify smarter ways of working. This is achieved through identifying synergies between key strategic priorities that all underpin teaching excellence and the aspiration to support student success in its broadest sense.
Framework for Flexible Learning in Higher Education
Advance HE believes that flexible learning is about empowering students by offering them choices in how, what, when and where they learn: the pace, place and mode of delivery. Given that flexible learning requires a partnership between all stakeholders, including employers (where relevant), this framework is intended for a wide audience. In particular, it is for those working in higher education (HE) with responsibilities for decision-making in areas such as strategic planning, programme development, administrative systems and structures, technological infrastructures relating to learning and teaching, and employer engagement.
Flexible learning: a literature review 2016-2021
Conducted by Professor Mark Loon of Northumbria University, this literature review aims to identify flexible learning trends, issues and impact from 2016 to the end of 2021, with particular focus on identifying 'what works' in the design, development and implementation of flexible learning. Specific areas of focus include the contextual framing of flexible learning (such as situational factors from an institution or national perspective), technological developments and their application, and pedagogical developments.
Staff development programmes and events
Our programmes and events are carefully designed to support those working in higher education at every level of experience. The following programmes have been developed to support staff through digital transformation:
Teaching Skills Masterclasses
New to Teaching
Consultancy and enhancement services
Our solutions are informed by our extensive experience and are tailored to serve your exact requirements, ranging from institutional-level interventions to specific programmes. Our consultancy services enhance higher education institutions and further education colleges globally, as well as supporting sector agencies, ministries and other organisations working in HE.
We support you to foster an environment enabling productive, committed teams and individuals to thrive. We support you in the development of a strategic framework which is both stretching and adaptive, and having the mechanisms to realise your strategy.