Advance HE has joined Universities UK (UUK), Jisc and Emerge Education in calling on the sector to “draw on its collective experience of rapidly shifting to online work and study during lockdown and use it to plan for a post-coronavirus future.”
The group is working to “create a roadmap for a digital shift in HE for 2020/21 and beyond, setting out the steps needed to harness the potential of digital technologies and deliver an outstanding education experience. ”
Read the Jisc full press release here.
Alison Johns, Advance HE Chief Executive, said, “For a sustained model and compelling learning experience for students, institutions will need to embrace advanced technology at every level – from understanding, developing and leading strategic change and approaches, to supporting staff in good practice in their delivery.
“As a sector, we must ensure we have the right structures and support in place. It’s as much about culture change as well; working with institutions and with those leading change, through to those staff living, breathing and engendering the student experience, so that we embrace this change as an opportunity to further optimise teaching and learning, and student outcomes.
“We must work together as an educational community, leading, motivating, supporting and encouraging the shift to this new agenda so that all students thrive, regardless of background and circumstances. This initiative complements our ‘Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education project’, both of which support institutions' transform to the new normal.”
Advance HE recently launched its Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education project and is launching a series of Leadership Intelligence Reports in support of the project, the latest of which on ‘Space and Place’ was published today”.