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Digital aspirations turned into reality

By Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean

Last year our digital strategy – using digital technology to enhance the learning experience of our students and clients - was focussed on mapping out the way digital learning linked to existing learning processes and how it could be delivered.  In that foundation year we installed a learning platform (Canvas), developed practices in using the new systems and clarified the role of faculty in delivery.

This year our priorities will be rolling out Canvas to all parts of the School, embedding good practices into existing programmes and developing our ability to apply them to new ones – particularly for Executive Education custom programmes. We are also developing a suite of pre-programme modules for Degree Education. Faculty are involved on all these initiatives, including in developing digital content. Alumni webinars are also being developed as part of looking at how we can share knowledge with alumni. 

For some this progress has been too fast, for others too slow. On whether we are moving too fast, we need to show our clients that we are able to harness digital delivery to enhance our offer – other business schools are not standing still. The main constraint on moving faster is that many people are still unfamiliar with what is possible and need to adjust to new ways of working. To address this, a Digital Hub will be developed to demonstrate what we do and provide material to support the development of digital learning skills.

Thank you to everyone involved in turning our digital aspirations into reality.