We know that technology has the potential to transform student learning and that technology-enhanced learning is a key part of modern UK higher education.


Embedding technology-enhanced learning can also present challenges, which we set out to understand and to support the sector to address through the HEFCE-funded ‘Changing the Learning Landscape’ programme, led by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Both the theme and the programme clearly resonated, as was shown by the voluntary engagement with the programme from nearly 150 providers,

A key element of the programme was to recognise different institutional contexts and to tailor support accordingly. Successful strategic change was also acknowledged to have a number of facets, including building staff and students’ capacity and confidence to explore, and providing bespoke support for leaders of change. Support for institutions was structured around these elements through a partnership between national bodies, including the National Union of Students, the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, and the Association for Learning Technology.

Participants in the programme have identified a range of actions and outcomes which they believe could characterise success – for institutions, staff and students – in the context of technology-enhanced learning. The programme has also demonstrated the power of a partnership model of national bodies convening and supporting those responsible at every level for designing and delivering new projects and strategies.

A wealth of online resources on lessons learned and case studies of emerging practice to support technology-enhanced student learning have been launched today. The Leadership Foundation will continue to enrich these resources and to support an institutional network in order to sustain ongoing activity and impact.

For more information, please contact Charlie Leyland c.leyland@hefce.ac.uk.