Poor digital leadership will see universities struggle to attract students

(24 March 2017) New research highlights the growing importance of higher education staff being capable of delivering technology-enhanced learning experience for students.

A survey of 1,000 16-24 year olds, commissioned by Jisc in the UK, found that three quarters (75%) of higher education students surveyed believe that having staff with the appropriate digital skills is an important factor when choosing a university. 99% of students think that technology is becoming increasingly important in education, while 62% believe technology keeps them more engaged.

These student survey results further reinforce the findings of a recent report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Jisc titled rebooting learning for the digital age. In the report both parties call on university leaders to embrace new technology to meet the challenges faced by the higher education sector.

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