JISC inspires UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in education. The New JISC strategy for 2010 is focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of universities and colleges, and places technology-enhanced learning at the core of the learning culture of the future.
A significantly enhanced culture of technology-enhanced learning is expected to be one of the main outcomes of this strategy. Students now expect a fully functioning technology-enhanced learning environment with content and resources available online 24 hours a day. A growing community of part-time and overseas students, lifelong learners and professionals, is enabled by flexible learning, meaning that its development will help to drive growth in the sector. A rich technology-enhanced learning culture will therefore also make UK colleges and universities more attractive in the domestic and global markets.
Support for technology-enhanced learning will include guidance on ways to provide new and innovative services, advice on designing a curriculum, a series of national programmes, and development of technical standards to support sharing between systems and institutions. Use of mobile technology, including smart phones, and online networks that support learning, are part of this new landscape.
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