The JISC e-learning programme enables the development and effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching in universities and colleges, so that staff benefit from e-learning and students enjoy a more flexible learning experience.
Aims of the e-Learning programme
- Identify the benefits of e-learning
- Give advice on its implementation
- Develop an improved understanding of the potential of digital technologies to support learning and teaching
- Consider the strategic implications of this
- Inform and support the delivery of national policy in this area
Our work is applicable to policy makers, senior institutional managers and educational practitioners throughout further and higher education.
The e-Learning programme is funded by the JISC Learning and Teaching Committee.
We currently have 6 programmes of work:
The recently completed e-Learning Capital programme supported colleges and universities in realising the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners, with a particular focus on delivering a personalised learning experience.
We have produced a number of publications that share our findings, explore case studies and give advice on best practice.
The work of the e-Learning programme embraces a number of key activity areas which cut across our programmes:
We envisage a future when:
- Effective and responsive e-learning policies, systems and structures are in place at local, regional and national level
- Guidance and support is available so that institutional managers can make informed decisions on the strategic use of e-Learning
- Institutions have flexible, cost-saving technical infrastructures
- e-Learning is an integral part of supporting widening participation, work-based learning, flexible delivery and personalised learner experiences
- Teachers and administrative staff have the confidence and skills to manage and facilitate e-learning
- Learners can:
o Access a wide range of different learning experiences
o Make informed choices about e-learning services and materials
o Progress between courses and institutions with their own learning records
- All participants in the learning and teaching process have easy access to appropriate, high quality learning materials, learning systems and tools, which can be customised to suit their preferences and needs
Read the e-Learning Vision, Aims and Objectives (Word)
Delivering national policy
JISC works to meet the policy priorities of all of our core funders, as outlined in our funding advice letter (PDF). In higher education in England, JISC works in partnership with, among others, LSIS and the Higher Education Academy to realise the 2009 update to HEFCE’s strategy for e-Learning.
See what JISC is doing to support HEFCE's 2009 strategy as well as further information and sources of support for institutions wishing to use technology to meet their strategic goals.