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.
Speakers and moderators
Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association
Airina Volungevičienė, Director, Institute of Innovative Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
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
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