Staff Development and Institutional Support for Technology Enhanced Learning in UK Universities


  • Timos Almpanis


Keywords: staff development, technology enhanced learning, blended learning, online learning, HEIs


Abstract. This paper presents the findings of a mixed methods study conducted in the context of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). More specifically, it focuses on the staff development needs of tutors who teach in blended and online environments, the ways HEIs in the United Kingdom (UK) address these needs and institutional issues around the deployment and support of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by campus‑based institutions. The informants in both phases of this research were the heads of e‑learning in various UK HEIs. Using an online questionnaire, quantitative data were gathered on the various ways that the staff development needs of the lecturers in blended and online learning have been addressed by UK HEIs. During the second phase of this research, eight semi‑structured interviews were conducted. The findings from both phases are integrated in the results section of the paper.



1 Oct 2015