Aimed at individuals in further and higher education who have an interest in lifelong learning: academic staff, lecturers, tutors, learning support staff, learning technologists, and information, advice and guidance professionals, the publication signposts some of the effective higher education practice taking place in the UK and addresses the benefits and challenges that arise in a digital age.

Learning in a digital age: Extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning

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An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society. Learning in a Digital Age – extending opportunities for lifelong learning demonstrates, through a range of case studies, how institutions are already using technology to attract and retain these diverse groups of learners, offer professional development opportunities for their own staff, and enhance engagement and collaboration with employers and other organisations with a stake in effective lifelong learning, for example, by improving access, streamlining institutional processes and providing more efficient and effective support at entry, while on course and beyond

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Aimed at individuals in further and higher education who have an interest in lifelong learning: academic staff, lecturers, tutors, learning support staff, learning technologists, and information, advice and guidance professionals, the publication signposts some of the effective higher education practice taking place in the UK and addresses the benefits and challenges that arise in a digital age.

The eleven institutional case studies have been aligned against the following themes:

  • Support for lifelong learners
  • Responsive curriculum design
  • Flexible curriculum delivery
  • Assessment, feedback and accreditation
  • Stakeholder engagement and sustainable partnerships

Learning in a Digital Age is the latest in the Effective Practice series from the JISC e-Learning Programme.

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There are video case studies and podcasts which accomany the publication and offer additional opportunities to learn more about the themes covered in the guide.

You can also download extended case studies, tables, diagrams and an extended further information section as individual PDF documents.

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