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Jisc to produce roadmap for online shift in academia


Mark Say Managing Editor

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A group of higher education organisations led by Jisc is aiming to create a roadmap for a shift to more online work and studying.

The not-for-profit edtech provider to the sector has called on universities to join a series of online events between June and October to provide their input.

Working with its partners Universities UK, Advance HE and Emerge Education, it is aiming to deliver the roadmap to support a strategic change in the sector beginning in 2021-22.

It is also running a similar programme for the further education sector in partnership with the Association of Colleges.

Jisc’s chief executive Paul Feldman said: “Having delivered emergency technology enabled learning, teaching and assessment, universities now have the opportunity to embed it more effectively and strategically, at scale in a sustainable way.

“Lessons learned during the first few weeks of lockdown will no doubt shape how universities deliver courses in September this year, but there’s further work to do now to fully prepare for 2021-22 and beyond.

“University leaders have an unprecedented chance to reshape the entire higher education experience for staff and students. To help achieve this, we are bringing together the universities and key sector bodies as partners with us in an important programme called Learning and Teaching Re-imagined.

“This programme will look beyond the immediate challenges and to explore how, as a sector, we can make the digital shift and reshape the HE experience ready for when students and staff return to campuses – and beyond. Together we are committed to creating a vision for UK higher education as a world leader in technology enabled learning.” 

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