Culture and institutional Drivers



The UCISA 2020 TEL Survey reported an increased focus on equality and widening participation as driving factors for the use of TEL. This panel session considers what effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on institutional drivers for TEL, institutional cultures and whether there were any changes in adoption and innovation patterns across the institution in terms of instructional design and assessment modes. It concludes by asking how the pandemic has impacted on the wider digital agenda in terms of topics such as digital skills development and digital accessibility.

Chaired by Richard Walker, Head of the Programme Design and Learning Technology Team, University of York. Panel members:

Panel members:

  • Kate Wright, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Manager, Aberystwyth University
  • Steven Rycroft, Head of Learning and Teaching Environments, The Open University
  • Andy Jaffrey, Head of the Office for Digital Learning, Ulster University