5 April 2013
Thirty four FE and HE institutions including Durham University, Keele University, Derby College and the University of Brighton have been selected to receive free expert consultation on strategic use of online technology for teaching and learning.
The consultancy is part of a programme called Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL), which is funded by Hefce and supported by stakeholders including the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Jisc, the Higher Education Academy, the NUS and the Association for Learning Technology. It consists of three separate strands of activity aimed at different HEI staff, all focused on teaching them how to use online technology more effectively within their institutions.
The participating universities and colleges were selected following a bidding process whereby each submitted details of a project that required CLL support. 300 hours of consultancy time was available, and has been split between the participants depending on their needs. Key areas of focus include ensuring technology matches learning and teaching styles and developing the digital capabilities of both staff and students, ultimately improving the student experience.
Paul Gentle, Director of Programmes from the Leadership Foundation, commented; “As the Higher Education market becomes ever more competitive, institutions are looking for ways to gain an edge. We were delighted by the enthusiasm that was shown for the free consultancy support, and the quality of the programmes that are being implemented was very high. We hope that Changing the Learning Landscape will help the participating universities and colleges improve their online learning provisions for staff and students alike.”
The first phase of CLL activity, Strand 1, an intensive leadership development programme, aimed at Pro Vice-Chancellors and Directors of Learning & Teaching is already underway. Strand 3 of the CLL programme is a series of free Continuing Professional Development opportunities and events, is being led by the Higher Education Academy. These will run until the end of May, with places still available for some courses.
Please visit www.lfhe.ac.uk/cll for more information.
Notes to editors:
The list of participants confirmed for Strand 2 includes:
Harper Adams University College
Newman College of Higher Education
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
University of Lincoln
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Exeter
The University of Bolton
Liverpool Hope University
South Devon College
The Hull York Medical School
University of Sheffield
University of Sunderland
University of West England
De Montfort University
Norwich University College of the Arts
Royal College of Art
St George’s, University of London
University Centre at Blackburn College
University of Brighton
University of Surrey
University of Wolverhampton
Manchester Metropolitan University
The College of Estate Management
Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) is a HEFCE-funded programme to support and encourage higher education institutions to make a step change in how they adopt effective and strategic uses of online technology in teaching and learning.
The programme is being developed and delivered by five stakeholder organisations, working together for the first time: the Association for Learning Technology (ALT); the Higher Education Academy (HEA); Jisc; the Leadership Foundation; and the National Union of Students (NUS).