Developing a high-performance digital education ecosystem: strategy and organisational culture

The recording of the workshop is now available.

The Covid-19 crisis has enhanced practice and fuelled discussion on the digital provision of learning and teaching. Almost 90% of institutions are now boasting a strategy, and are much better acquainted with fully online, blended and hybrid forms of learning than before. Recent months have also brought some concrete lessons learnt and insights on what works and what does not, and magnified gaps and shortcomings from infrastructure and educational resources to digital skills needs and the psycho-social implications of digital formats and approaches.

Many institutions are strongly determined to seize the opportunities emerging from the crisis and further enhance and develop a “high-performance digital education ecosystem”. But where does one start and what should be considered? In addition, how could institutions be supported through national and European measures, also in view of “Europe’s Digital Decade”?

This first workshop, of a three-part series aimed at supporting institutions in the assessment of their achievements and opportunities in digitally enhanced learning and teaching, focused on “institutional strategy and organisational culture”. It was followed by similar events on curriculum and internationalisation. All three workshops considered the use of existing self-assessment tools for digitally enhanced learning and teaching and touched upon issues currently explored under the DIGI-HE project.

Speakers and moderators

  • Airina Volungevičienė, Director, Institute of Innovative Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Aisling McKenna, Director, Quality Promotion and Institutional Research, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Alastair Creelman, E-learning Specialist, Higher Education Development, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Ivana Juraga, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EAC, Digital Education Unit
  • Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association
  • Ruben Janssens, Executive Committee Member, European Students’ Union
  • Rūta Petrauskaitė, Chair, Digitalisation Strategy Subgroup, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Sharon Flynn, Project Manager – Enhancing Digital Capacity in Irish Universities, Irish Universities Association

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