This report, commissioned by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (National Forum), outlines strategic and leadership perspectives on building digital capacity across the Irish higher education sector. Conducted in tandem with the development of an extended roadmap focused on building digital capacity (to be published shortly), it explores and analyses leadership perspectives along with the stated strategic objectives of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) articulated in the Mission-based Performance Compacts (Compacts). This scoping exercise adds value by analysing the level of explication of digital capacity within institutions’ formal strategies, by exploring the differences and similarities between institutional types in this regard, and by gaining valuable senior management insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities that our institutions are grappling with when it comes to enhancing teaching and learning with digital technology.
Principles and First Insights from the Sectoral Consultation on Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education
This document articulates an emerging national vision. It states why we must build digital capacity and highlights what next steps we should take to utilise digital technology in the best ways possible in order ensure a creative, engaging exciting and effective learning environment for our students.
Report on Sectoral Dialogue Session (December 2013).