To take advantage of the digital we need to foster and support the evolution of research and teaching practices. Technical ‘solutions-in-box’ do not improve teaching or research practices in and of themselves. Providing time and resources for professional digital development backed by senior management is key. Creating and supporting an environment that encourages experimentation and critical thinking is fundamental.
“We need to plan our budget to harness digital in expanding our reach and change the set-up of our learning spaces to empower use of technology. Our institutional and learning framework should enable more collaborative activities between disciplines”
“Contact time is precious, which makes it risky to innovate, particularly in a climate where students see themselves as customers. That means that we need to invest in time, use this to create space to rethink teaching and develop new approaches, value experimentation and learn from the evidence this generates.