As part of learning and teaching reimagined (LTR) we got together a group of HE senior leaders and colleagues with specific responsibility for managing their institution’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss how to plan for a safe return to campus. As well as using these conversations to inform subsequent LTR activity, we’ve also […]
Chris gives some top suggestions for education leaders to create the right environment for groups of online learners to flourish. He looks at supporting skills, providing safe spaces and thinking about how to measure engagement.
With the September deadline approaching for compliance with the Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations, there’s a flurry of activity as organisations implement auditing and new processes, while putting the finishing touches to accessibility statements and plans. Doing this in the context of a move to online or hybrid teaching presents a challenge, particularly if staff […]
Guest post by Alexander Iosad, head of engagement at Emerge Education. Change ahead Last month, Jisc, Emerge Education, and Salesforce brought together dozens of UK vice-chancellors for virtual roundtable sessions to explore the long-run impact of Covid-19 on university digital strategy. When we asked them what they expected from 2030, 94% told us universities will […]
Matt Beveridge, estates innovation manager at the University of Birmingham, shares his vision for the future of higher education as part of learning and teaching reimagined. Where we are now Universities are by their very nature complex. First and foremost, they are educational institutions, where undergraduate and postgraduate students learn and where faculty teach and […]
Lis Parcell looks at some ways learning and teaching staff can join forces with the library to enable the best possible student learning experience in the coming months.
Aligning physical and virtual resources to students’ requirements What is the issue? Traditionally courses have been designed around either on-campus delivery, distance learning, or a serial blend of the two. In some cases, for a given subject, it has been possible for students to select from these attendance modes. Different attendance modes would, however, often […]
In this guest post, Miranda Melcher uses a detailed example from her own experience to demonstrate how a change in delivery model can be an opportunity to embed creativity, accessibility and inclusiveness from the outset, with positive results for everyone. Miranda has taught in a variety of environments, including as a graduate teaching assistant in […]
Like any organisation responding to the pandemic, over the last few months we’ve been actively gathering intelligence from the sector to inform our response and planning. We’re uniquely positioned to garner insight from a wide range of sources: our account managers are in constant dialogue with members, our community events and JiscMail drive critical conversations, […]
Chris summarises the main points and comments that emerged from the first Learning and Teaching Reimagined webinar on the Changing Needs of Students.