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

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, will focus on “institutional strategy and organisational culture”. It will take place on 19 October from 14.00 to 17.00 CEST. It will be followed by similar events on curriculum and internationalisation. All three workshops will consider the use of existing self-assessment tools for digitally enhanced learning and teaching and touch upon issues currently explored under the DIGI-HE project.

Free of charge and open to all EUA members, the workshop will be of interest to higher education leaders responsible for learning and teaching and its digital transformation. Participants will actively contribute to the discussions and peer exchanges - a major source of inspiration and learning. Therefore, attendance is limited to 30 people, with a maximum of two participants per institution. Registration remains open until 5 October 2021.

For further information, please consult the programme. For questions about the workshop, please contact EUA at digihe@eua.eu.

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
  • Programme

    14.00
    Opening and welcome
    14.05
    Developing a high-performance digital education ecosystem: strategy and organisational culture -context and presentation of the DIGI-HE project

    Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association

    Airina Volungevičienė, Director, Institute of Innovative Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

    14.15
    Input presentations: How to enhance the digital education ecosystem? Insights from institutional self-evaluation

    Aisling McKenna, Director, Quality Promotion and Institutional Research, Dublin City University, Ireland

    Rūta Petrauskaitė, Chair, Digitalisation Strategy Subgroup, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

    Discussion moderated by Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association

    14.35
    Discussion among peers on the features of a high-performance digital education ecosystem and how institutional strategies and review can contribute to its achievement

    Breakout groups

    15.40
    Break
    15.55
    Debriefing from breakout groups
    16.05
    Panel discussion and Q&A: What action needs to be taken on a micro, meso and macro level in order to develop a high-performance digital education ecosystem?

    Ruben Janssens, Executive Committee Member, European Students’ Union

    Sharon Flynn, Project Manager – Enhancing Digital Capacity in Irish Universities, Irish Universities Association

    Ivana Juraga, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EAC, Digital Education Unit

    Moderated by Alastair Creelman, E-learning specialist, Higher Education Development, Linnaeus University, Sweden

    16.50
    Closing
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