Academic Skills Centre

PVC (L&T) leads new Learning Technology Strategy

Mon Dec 14 08:00:00 GMT 2015

From Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

One of the priorities in my new role is to lead the development of an institutional Learning Technology Strategy by mid-2016. The delivery of this new strategy will help us to enhance the student experience by integrating new and existing technologies into our learning and teaching. This will also help to increase our ability to respond to the challenges of changing student needs and expectations.

I have therefore invited over 20 colleagues from across the institution, from both academic departments and Professional Services, to form a Working Group and participate in a series of monthly technology workshops which will run through to the end of this academic year. The main aim of these workshops is to provide an opportunity for us to draw on the wealth of skills, knowledge and experience that exists within the University in order to help us develop our Learning Technology Strategy, share and develop good practice and ensure our e-learning provision supports our learning and teaching in an effective and dynamic way.

Over the coming months we aim to make significant progress on three key issues:

  • The development of a set of key principles upon which the University will employ new and existing learning technologies to support strategic and operational change.
  • How new and existing technologies can best support the delivery of the University‚Äôs strategic objectives for learning and teaching.
  • How the University can best deploy its existing technological support and resources to support the delivery of its new strategy.

In order that colleagues have the opportunity to discuss these issues at a Faculty/ School level, I have asked the relevant Associate Deans to each organise a learning technology event for all interested staff in their Faculty/School before March 2016. I would encourage you to participate and contribute your ideas to these events. Additionally, if you wish to highlight any particular issues or ideas for consideration by the Learning & Teaching Technology Strategy Group, please email Caroline Dangerfield, Executive Officer, Vice-Chancellor's Office.

Professor Peter Lambert
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)