Students want the flexibility of a digital learning environment. This is the future. Dr. Dhaya Naidoo, Chief Information Officer, Tshwane University of Technology Challenge Consistent Learning Experiences Online And Inside...
Challenge Planning For The Future Aarhus University is Denmark’s second-largest university, with more than 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students attending its campuses in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup each year. To...
MORE THAN 1,000 ORGANIZATIONS IN OVER 40 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD RELY ON D2L TO HELP THEM TRANSFORM LEARNING.
INTO University Partnerships is an independent education organisation that connects students seeking quality international education with leading universities worldwide. Since its inception in 2005, INTO has pioneered innovation in international education and created groundbreaking partnerships with 30 universities in the US and UK. It has so far helped more than 130,000 students from 190 countries realise their dream of achieving a degree from a world-class university. INTO also equips students to get a head start in building a career by offering exceptional academic and employability skills programmes. In 2020, INTO successfully upskilled tutors and educators and migrated teaching online, ensuring uninterrupted learning during the pandemic and high levels of student support.
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is the largest residential university in South Africa, attracting around 65,000 students a year. Widely known as a people’s university, TUT offers a rich multicultural student life, makes higher education accessible to students from all walks of life and helps create employability among the youth population of South Africa. In 2020/21 TUT succeeded in putting the D2L Brightspace learning platform at the heart of its university’s learning experience for tens of thousands of students.
Higher education’s transition to fully online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for change at institutions that use technology to widen participation and maximise student engagement. The University of Suffolk conducted a pilot of a transformative ‘block and blend’ teaching and learning model to optimise COVID-necessitated distance learning outcomes and pave the way for innovative course formats in the future. The D2L Brightspace platform was integral to course and module design and delivery, enabling an active blended learning approach.
In the spring of 2020, schools in the UK transitioned to distance learning as the COVID-19 pandemic forced full or partial building closures and confined students to home. For West Bridgford School (WBS), rapidly adjusting to the change meant expanding its existing use of D2L’s Brightspace to deliver virtual classrooms, online assessments and interactive discussion forums. Since 2017 the high-performing school for students aged 11−18 has used Brightspace to extend learning beyond the classroom, delivering personalised and flexible student experiences. This foundation in online learning meant it was well placed to make a rapid and successful adjustment when the crisis hit.