Report Launch: Digitally Enhanced Blended Learning


Policy Connect and the Higher Education Commission are hosting a parliamentary event to launch a new report - 'Digitally enhanced blended learning: leveraging the benefits of technology in Higher Education'. The launch event will showcase the findings of a year-long-inquiry that has examined current practice and explored how the HE sector can elevate current practice to fully realise the affordances of technology for education.

Through research and public consultation, we have developed sector-focused policy recommendations aimed at support students and staff to leverage the benefits of technology-enabled learning. The launch will feature the unveiling of these recommendations and serve as a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and advocacy for imagining a higher education system fit for the 21st century.

Chaired by Lord Norton of Louth, the launch will also feature contributions from:

  • Barry Sheerman MP, Labour (Co-op) 
  • Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice Chancellor, University of Derby (Co-chair of HE Commission).
  • Professor Susan Orr, Pro-Vice Chancellor, De Montfort University.
  • Liam Earney, Managing Director for HE, Jisc.
  • David White, Dean of Academic Strategy Online Central Services, UAL.
  • Alyson Hwang, Researcher and Report Author, Policy Connect.

More speakers to be confirmed!

This event will be attended by policymakers, government officials, university leaders, education technology professionals, representatives from educational institutions, and other stakeholders interested in the advancement of blended learning.

For further information about the event or registration process please contact alyson.hwang [at]