Call for Evidence: Higher Education Commission on Blended Learning

Policy Connect and the Higher Education Commission have launched a Call for Evidence for the inquiry into Blended Learning – Digital Transformation of Higher Education. Co-chaired by Lord Norton of Louth and University of Derby Vice Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell, the inquiry investigates how to ensure that future models of blended learning are consciously designed and effectively implemented.  

The Higher Education Commission has opened a Call for Evidence, asking stakeholders across the higher education sector to share their knowledge and insights about the current landscape of blended learning and how the delivery of university courses have been digitalised post-pandemic 

The Commission will develop a holistic set of recommendations aimed towards improving current approaches to blended learning - looking at the ways courses are regulated, assessed and delivered amidst the digital transformation. It will highlight case studies of good practice occurring across the UK and aim to provide evidence-led recommendations for policymakers and strategic leaders.

Themes to be examined include:

  • Inclusion, accessibility, and widening participation
  • Digital skills, capabilities, and literacy (of staff and students)
  • Graduate outcomes and employability  
  • Emerging technology and edtech procurement
  • Regulation and governance of the transition to digital 

To contribute, please download and complete the Call for Evidence Word document (found under the header "related documents" to the right) and email it to alyson.hwang [at] by 23:59 on 22 December, 2023.  

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the lead researcher Alyson Hwang.  

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