Welcome to this first newsletter from the Future Learning and Development team. As a newly formed team it is exciting to communicate more widely about some of the work that we are doing and new initiatives that we are currently working on.
The University of Canterbury 2020-2030 Strategic Vision| Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora, communicates a vision to utilise technology to transform teaching and learning capability to develop flexible, accessible and future focused education. This digital transformation will scaffold delivery to a larger more diverse domestic and international audience whilst promoting development, growth and success of the city and region. The vision responds to the current global context, future needs of work and society, and supports the needs of all generations of learners and employers ensuring a more sustainable future. Recent events have given us a timely reminder of the importance of having robust, quality, sustainable digital teaching and learning solutions for all of our students.
Our team comprises Instructional Designers, Flexible Learning Advisors, Educational Technologists, Project Managers, Academic Developers and Video Production specialists. Members of the Future Learning and Development team are highly experienced practitioners, supporting teaching and learning with particular emphasis on digital transformation of teaching and learning. We are here to help academics to maximise the student learning experience and to support the development of the new 2020-2030 vision. We work with colleagues to enact quality teaching and learning for our on-campus students whilst also enabling access for students requiring more flexibility through digital engagement. I am proud of the skills and experience that this team brings to the University of Canterbury and I encourage you to take up the opportunities that this team offers.
I do hope that you enjoy reading this newsletter and that you find our regular updates useful. We look forward to working with you in UC’s mission to become more flexible, accessible and future focused.
Professor Michael Grimley
Amo Ako Anamata | Dean Future Learning and Development