Westminster Higher Education Forum

Technology in higher education - maximising effectiveness, tackling barriers and collaboration with industry

April 2019


This seminar focused on the use of technology in the higher education sector, assessing its effectiveness and discussing ways forward for maximising its potential in both learning and teaching. Delegates considered the impact of technology on the learning experience and what more can be done to meet students’ expectations by further developing personalised teaching. Discussion assessed the benefits and challenges of flipped and blended learning practices in delivering instructional content and improving students’ engagement.


Those attending also discussed the latest findings on the use of virtual reality teaching, including concerns about its potentially negative effect on students’ ability to memorise quantitative data and its successful application in subjects such as science and geography.


Further sessions examined the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including key lessons that can be learnt from examples of best practice in marketing and student recruitment. Delegates considered how MOOCs have fostered co-operation between hi-tech industry and the higher education sector, while also assessing their impact on lifelong learning and social mobility.


Delegates also considered the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution more broadly on the HE sector, looking at how to design and implement an evolutionary path towards education 4.0.



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Shortly after every Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates