22 April 2015
On behalf of the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) partnership, the Leadership Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a new section of the website dedicated to Changing the Learning Landscape, and the final report entitled Changing the Learning Landscape: Connect to the Future that tells the story of the whole project.
The new site www.lfhe.ac.uk/cll is designed to learn from the Changing the Learning Landscape programme, a Hefce-funded project that has run for the past two years. The website has resources that highlight activities in specific universities as well as tools that can be used to support any technology enhanced learning developments that a university might plan in the future.
Over the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years 149 institutions, representing 89% of the sector, took part in CLL and this has generated more than 40 valuable case studies, spanning the breadth of what's possible in technology enhanced learning. All are now available on the site.
The development of the site represents both the continuation of support for institutions undertaking strategic change in their approach to the use of technology enhanced learning, and also the response to some of the key findings and feedback received by the CLL evaluator Professor Patsy Cullen during the two years of CLL .
In order to continue supporting the CLL participants and the wider higher education community in this work, and ensure there is opportunity for sharing of best practice and direct peer support, the partners have drawn together the learning from the programme (in the form of case studies and the developed tools) and included a CLL forum so that participants can exchange ideas and progress.
The report sets out the full story of the CLL project, including all the institutions that took part and highlights a few of the cases studies. The report is available online here www.lfhe.ac.uk/cll or to receive a hard copies contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the new CLL website
The website contains a range of resources and tools that will support all stages of a project and provide guidance to the individuals leading their projects. It's set out in a planning approach that is split into four sections: • Diagnosis • Planning • Reflection • Impact & Institution stories. It also includes a set of guidelines on how to run your own Strategic Conversation (a highly successful approach to engaging stakeholders across your institution in a day of high-level discussion and exploration) and over 20 tools and resources made available by CLL Partners covering topics from student experience, induction and assessment, to lecture capture, virtual learning environments (VLE) and employability.
Accessing the CLL website
Go to: www.lfhe.ac.uk/cll Please note that in order to enter the CLL site you will first have to log-in to the Leadership Foundation's MyLF - instructions on how to do this can be found here: www.lfhe.ac.uk/login
Background to CLL
CLL was set up in September 2012 to enable universities and higher education institutions in England, including college-based higher education providers, to bring about change in their strategic approaches to technology in learning and teaching. Its aims were to enhance students' learning and life prospects, institutional and systemic practice, and collaboration and partnership across and between universities and colleges through more effective use of digital technologies.
CLL was managed and led by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education through a Programme Board made up of representatives from the Association for Learning Technology, the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, the National Union of Students, together with the External Evaluator who took a participant /observer role. The Programme Board reported to a Steering Group representing Hefce, its TQSE (Teaching, quality and the student experience) Committee, the QAA and the Tribal Group.