As an educational leader or technologist in higher education (HE), further education (FE) or skills sector, chances are you’ve invested time and effort in using technology to transform the student experience – aiming to push back the boundaries of teaching, learning and assessment.
But if you’re like many organisations, you may have made progress in “pockets” of good practice – where digital champions have succeeded in getting buy-in from enthused staff and students – but run into obstacles elsewhere.
Or if you’re going through a merger process, you may also find that some parts of your new organisation have embraced digital transformation – while others are not so far down the line.
If you’re facing these issues, this bespoke consultancy service can help you overcome them.
How our consultancy service benefits you
This bespoke service helps you spread good technology practice throughout your organisation – and ultimately create a flexible, inclusive and digital-led student experience.
Spread good practice to all levels of your organisation
A key challenge is to get people to “buy in” to digital transformation. This needs to happen both vertically (ie. from the leadership to staff and students) and horizontally (ie, across different departments and, where relevant, across merging institutions).
Through facilitated discussion where necessary, our service helps you understand the needs of people throughout your college – and improve communication so that all stakeholders understand the importance of digital strategy.
Build digital capability to support investment
It’s one thing to commission a digital service – quite another to invest in the infrastructure, skills, knowledge and management that people need to make the most of that IT investment.
We help you understand your capability needs, so that you get more from any investment you make.
Consider the future
Of course, in any digital strategy you’re not only planning for today, but for years to come. Our service can help you anticipate and prepare for changing in trends in technology and curriculum delivery.
Match technology investment to policy needs
Education organisations operate in a strict policy framework, so it’s critical that your technology helps you meet these obligations – for example, by improving accessibility and inclusion.
We help you match your digital transformation plans to policy requirements.
How the service works
Embedding technology across your organisation is a chargeable consultancy service, which we can adapt to your specific needs as an education organisation.
Our subject specialists are happy to visit your site, help on specific projects and work in a way that best suits you.
As a recommended part of the service, we offer a one-day workshop which we can target to your needs – to help facilitate discussion between teams and help get the vital ‘buy-in’ you seek. To help you generate ideas, we can deliver this workshop to a group of up to 30 people.
At the end of this process, you will have a clearly-defined action plan to follow.
This service is intended to follow on from two related services:
Digital strategy review - a fact-finding consultancy service we offer as an inclusive benefit of your Jisc membership