Embedding Technology Enhanced Learning at Universities: A collaboration between University of Cumbria and Newcastle University

  • Ann Thanaraj University of Cumbria
  • Steve Williams University of Newcastle
Keywords: Professional development, technology enhanced learning, institutional policies

Abstract

The aim of this article is to raise the profile of how universities can support academics in implementing their university strategy on Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), thereby contributing to the transformation of studentsââ¬â¢ learning. Using evidence from a series of workshops and structured interviews, our findings suggest that universities should undertake a contextual analysis of the factors that motivate and constrain academics in their own organisations to engage with technology in curriculum delivery and development. The authors encourage universities to explore how the barriers and motivators can be used to develop and implement TEL in an institution. Institutional leaders should develop and publicise a vision for what TEL can do for their organisation, recognising the barriers and enablers to the successful adoption of TEL by academics. Institutions need to recognise the role of academics as leaders of cultural change, subject experts and content creators.

Author Biography

Ann Thanaraj, University of Cumbria
Programme Leader for Law,Principal Lecturer
Published
2014-12-08
How to Cite
Thanaraj, A. and Williams, S. (2014) “Embedding Technology Enhanced Learning at Universities: A collaboration between University of Cumbria and Newcastle University”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 00. doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i0.271.