‘Learning in uncertain times: why digital matters’.
TEL Strategy Launch with Keynote Speaker: Helen Beetham
Heap Lecture Theatre, KR
Wednesday 26 April 2017
The digital experience of staff and students is central to delivering academic excellence, student employability and a high quality student experience. As part of Digital Learning Week, this event will launch the University of Derby’s TEL Strategy (2017-2021) to transform the digital learning experience for all our students.
TEL Strategy aims:
- Support staff and students to develop their digital capabilities
- Provide greater active learning engagement and flexibility through enhanced digital learning environments
- Enhance teaching excellence by introducing baselines to benchmark digital practice
- Develop the digital environment using a research informed approach and the use of data analytics
Keynote speaker Helen Beetham is an e-learning researcher, author and consultant. She has written influential reports on digital capability, digital citizenship and digital wellbeing, learning experience, and curriculum design. Recently she has completed studies of the online student experience and developed the Jisc Digital Capability Framework with associated resources for practice. In her keynote, Helen will highlight the challenges and uncertainties facing universities in the digital age. She will outline the role that universities can play in preparing students for the digital future, explore the kinds of learning experience that develop digital resilience, and examine the relationship between digital innovation and teaching excellence.