Westminster Higher Education Forum

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The future use of digital technology and remote learning in Higher Education

August 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference is taking place in the context of the commitment by Jisc to implement the recommendations of the OfS Digital Teaching and Learning Review in higher education during the pandemic.


It will be an opportunity to consider the way forward and implications for HEIs, their staff, and their students, as well as key issues raised in the Review, including:


  • importance - an increasingly central role for online learning in the future of the sector
  • staff skills and confidence - differing levels of digital fluency between teaching staff and students relating to the ability to deliver and benefit from digital learning
  • success factors - dependence on approach and design of courses, digital infrastructure, and a consistent and inclusive strategy, rather than actual means of delivery
  • student engagement - recommendations on increased student involvement in course design, taking account of students’ digital access, as well as staff digital and communication skills development

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Jonathan Baldwin, Managing Director for Education, Jisc.


There will also be a keynote contribution from Professor David Hopkins, outlining work that he is currently undertaking on a global comparative study - including the UK, US, China, Taiwan and Australia - on digital learning and teaching in HE, exploring what HE institutions around the world are doing in terms of digital provision, and what UK universities can learn from international best practice.


The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:


  • key lessons learned regarding remote education in HE during the pandemic, and the outlook going forward
  • improving student engagement and satisfaction, adapting pedagogy to online settings, and ensuring access and inclusion
  • safeguarding academic integrity in remote education
  • priorities for further driving the use and availability of digital provision in higher education

Attendees


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Due to attend are representatives from 18+ Care Leavers Service; ACL Essex; Agored Cymru; Aston University; Bar Standards Board; Birmingham City University; Cengage; City, University of London; Copyright Licensing Agency; Information Commissioner's Office; Ipathdigital Community Interest Company; London College of Fashion; Liverpool Hope University; Middlesex University; NCFE; Nottingham Trent University; Oxford University Press; Plymouth College of Art; Qualifications Wales; Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance; Royal College of Music; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Sheffield Hallam University; SOAS University of London; Swansea University; Taylor & Francis Group; The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; The University of Law; University College London; University of Limerick; University of London; University of Northampton; University of Nottingham; University of the West of Scotland and Workforce Training Services.


A press pass has been reserved by a representative from University Business.


This is a full-scale conference taking place online***


  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles