“Technology is changing the context for which we are designing. We need to design for our own new organisational context and for the world that the students are going out into.”
Helen Beetham, consultant in higher education
What are you aiming for?
This section is about developing your vision for what learning, teaching and assessment could be like in your institution.
Asking 'what do my learners need to learn?' and 'what skills do they need to acquire to meet the learning outcomes for this lesson, course or module?' leads to considering how to achieve these outcomes in the most effective and inspiring way.
We look at how digital technologies can help you, and conclude that digital provides a far wider palette of tools and approaches to choose from. The advantages of this increased breadth are numerous.
Using digital tools, you can meet different learners’ preferences, be more flexible about the environment they learn in, widen the potential for interactions through online dialogue and social media – and simply make learning more active and engaging.
Whatever form your vision takes, using digital tools it can also be easily communicated, leading to more meaningful exchanges between learners, staff, employers and other stakeholders.