In further and higher education, it goes without saying that digital resources underpin digital learning and teaching.
But student demands are rapidly changing – and learners increasingly expect to be able to find and access a vast range of resources across devices and platforms, independently and without fuss.
Yet in a digital landscape characterised by fast-moving technologies, complex intellectual property rights and baffling levels of choice, delivering a seamless experience to learners can be a challenge for both leaders and front-line staff.
One common problem is that you rarely get the time to take a step back and review how you manage and support the delivery of digital resources for learning.
That means it can be hard to take a long-term view of your needs when you purchase or renew digital subscriptions – and to refine processes to ensure staff and students know about them and are making the most of them.
These are the kinds of challenges that this consultancy service is here to help solve.
We help you think strategically about digital learning resources and how your teams can support them – helping create the seamless experience learners demand.
How our consultancy service benefits you
Our service helps you take a strategic approach to your digital resources and associated services – for the ultimate benefit of learners.
Get clarity in a complex digital landscape
Our structured consultancy service helps you get an overview of your digital resources strategy – helping identify and put in place the processes, tools and digital capabilities necessary to meet learners’ needs.
That way, you can contribute to policy goals such as learner independence, accessible learning and digital literacy – which all have knock-on benefits for student satisfaction and employability.
Make the most of your digital investment
As every information specialist knows, subscribing to a digital resource is only the first step to getting the benefit from it.
You also need to make sure that staff and students know about it, can connect with it, and can easily incorporate it into their day-to-day learning environment – and you need processes in place to measure your success. Our consultancy service can help you address these vital issues.
How this service works
This consultancy service is divided into two parts: the practical advice and support which you get as an inclusive benefit from your Jisc membership; and additional paid-for services for organisations who need further support.
Included in your membership
As part of your Jisc membership, we’ll get you started in the right direction, focusing on an informed and impartial diagnosis of your current situation to help you benchmark your current position and identify key issues to address.
We can also offer a range of additional, paid-for services over and above your membership. These may include bespoke training and workshops, or further in-depth support – whether working with you as a ‘critical friend’ or offering project support.
We also offer the following related services, to help you make the most of digital innovation in teaching and learning: