So what role does emerging practice in the use of technology to enhance learning play in responding to these key drivers for change and why do institutions need to nurture emerging practice? Emerging Practice in a Digital Age explore how colleges and universities are embracing innovation and respond to changes in economic social and technological circumstances in a fast-changing world.
The focus of the guide is on emerging practice rather than emerging technology, looking at how institutions are responding to changes in the way we connect, communicate and collaborate and using the themes of working in partnership with students, developing students’ employability potential and preparing for the future to investigate how these changes can benefit learning. The case studies describe a series of exploratory journeys that make use of both freely available, free to use or easy to implement technologies as well as some that are more complex. The guide also looks at what is necessary to embed use of technologies within institutional culture and practice including consideration of new approaches, structures and roles.