Principles and First Insights from the Sectoral Consultation on Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education

Principles and First Insights from the Sectoral Consultation on Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education

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National Forum

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Teaching & Learning

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Accessibility & Inclusion, Digital Learning, National Forum Publications, T&L Practice

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Principles and First Insights from the Sectoral Consultation on Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education

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This document articulates an emerging national vision. It states why we must build digital capacity and highlights what next steps we should take to utilise digital technology in the best ways possible in order ensure a creative, engaging exciting and effective learning environment for our students.

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In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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