(23 Oct 2023) Achieving institution-wide change in higher education is often challenging but digital transformation is especially complex, requiring fundamental reshaping of systems and process, and culture and practice across the organization.
This was confirmed in the Wonkhe/Kortext survey of educators, where we asked about the challenges institutions are facing that are creating constraints in the implementation of plans for digitally enhanced learning, teaching, and student support. “The difficulty of achieving institution-wide change” came top, selected by 59 percent of respondents. Second was “too many competing priorities/low bandwidth” (54 percent), closely followed by “financial challenges” (53 percent) – reminding us that UK universities are often seeking to invest in digital technology at the same time their overall resource is eroding. Only two percent of respondents said they had no challenges.
Read more on the sharing from JISC chief executive Heidi Fraser-Krauss here.