In further and higher education, education leaders increasingly look to technology to enhance and personalise learning – even as they recognise the enduring benefits of face-to-face techniques.
In this fast-changing landscape, a major challenge is to smooth the edges between digital and traditional learning – at a time when some staff and organisations are in the early stages of their digital capability.
In many organisations there are pockets of good practice where digital and traditional learning is blended effectively. The hard task is spreading that practice across your organisation – to create a more consistent experience for all.
These are the challenges that this service is here to help solve.
We’ll help you design the experience of college or university around students’ needs – to help create a more seamless experience, where boundaries between digital and traditional learning are a thing of the past.
How this service benefits you
Our service helps you develop a strategic approach to combining digital and traditional techniques – so you can put blended learning into practice.
We can help you to:
Create a more consistent student experience
Designing the student experience is at the heart of blended learning. To help you in this task, we can introduce you to a range of tools and techniques to support and enhance curriculum design, teaching practice, and the assessment lifecycle.
That way, you can help put the learner at the heart of your thinking –increasing independence, developing inclusive practice, and improving students’ digital skills, with knock-on benefits for student satisfaction and employability.
Increase the proportion of digital courses you offer
In the early stages of implementing blended learning, many organisations will have a key goal of offering a certain proportion of courses digitally. We can help you identify the technologies you need to meet this goal – and how you can best blend online courses with more traditional practice.
Improve digital capabilities
Enhancing staff’s digital capabilities is a key step toward delivering high-quality blended learning. We can help you address the role of staff development as you plan your strategy – from library services to curriculum support, and from technologists to the leadership team.
Meet learner-focused policy goals
In FE in particular, there is a focus on personalised learning as organisations develop their digital strategies in response to FELTAG (FE Learning Technology Action Group) recommendations. Incorporating blended learning into your strategy can help you meet specific policy goals.
How this service works
This service is divided into two parts: the practical advice and support you get as an inclusive benefit of your Jisc membership; and paid-for in-depth, bespoke services for those who want to go further.
Included in your membership
As part of your Jisc membership, we’ll have initial conversations with you to establish your blended learning needs – using online surveys where appropriate. As a result of this, we’ll write a short report with a list of recommendations – and signpost you to key Jisc resources such as guides and case studies.
For organisations who need it, we can offer a range of paid-for services over and above your membership – such as training, facilitated workshops, and in-depth bespoke consultancy.