Digital Education Strategy
The University's strategy for digital in teaching and learning
There are five main areas for development over the period of the Strategy in order to achieve this goal:
- to extend the areas of excellence in digital education that already exist and to ensure that all departments and faculties regularly review how digital methods might enhance their teaching and learning provision;
- to use appropriate digital technologies to develop more inclusive provision for different learning needs;
- to support academic staff as innovative teachers by developing the functionality and usability of key digital platforms;
- to support students by making collections of resources more accessible and relevant to their learning;
- to clarify and agree the resources needed to develop digital education, where these might be most effectively situated and how best funded.
The Strategy makes a number of underpinning recommendations in relation to each of these.
The approach to implementation is that it should be driven by the enthusiasm and inspiration of academic staff and students: divisions work with the Technology Enhanced Learning team in encouraging and supporting departments and faculties to set their own priorities for adopting the use of new technologies in education. The Strategy sets out some criteria for good practice for departments and faculties to follow, such as developing local priorities with inclusivity in mind, and suggests ways to quality assure online learning. It also encourages departments to think across the breadth of their activities, noting the range of digital developments that are in use across the University, or elsewhere, that could be adopted.