Gravity assist: propelling higher education towards a brighter future: report of the digital teaching and learning review [Barber review]


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The first national lockdown [due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic] in March 2020 sparked a rush of activity in universities and colleges to transition from in-person teaching to online delivery. This was done at great speed under intense pressure. By the time this review was commissioned in June, there was already a wealth of expertise and innovative practice to explore. This report attempts to capture the lessons from an extraordinary phase of change. We conducted 52 interviews with digital teaching and learning experts and higher education professionals from around...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Technology; Students; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Assessment

Keywords: Online learning; Digital skills; Academic staff; Teachers; University; College; Access to education and training; Curriculum development; Educational innovation; Internet; Social inclusion; Case study; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: [Bristol, England]: Office for Students, 2021

Physical description: 159 p.

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Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 143.882

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