#217 – Digital Transformation: how do you actually get it done?
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What’s in this episode?
The third episode in the second season of our ‘The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education’ series, supported by Salesforce.Org, seeks to address the impact of radical digital transformation which has taken place in 2020 and where this leaves Higher Education going forward.
The 2030 strategy framework for university leaders is centred around four main themes;
- Business model
There has been a sharp learning curve on what is possible and how it should be refined when we are using technology. Listen to our guests and learn from their research within the Digital Strategy Framework on what they found useful or surprising in 2020.
You can download the framework here;
Professor David Maguire is chair of Jisc, appointed in May 2015. David is also interim principal and vice-chancellor, University of Dundee. He was previously vice-chancellor of the University of Greenwich. Prior to Greenwich, he had a successful track record of senior leadership in the private sector and higher education both in the US and the UK.
David is also a member of several other boards, including Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex – NHS governing body, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), London Higher, and the Universities UK Treasurer’s Committee.
David holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol and a BSc from the University of Exeter. He is an acknowledged expert in computer mapping and geographic information systems. He has published seven books and over 100 scientific and technical publications.
Andy is responsible for implementing a new approach to innovation for all Jisc Futures projects and for managing the team who will implement those projects, designed to improve education and research in higher and further education.
His expertise includes innovation methodologies, programme and project design and management as well as overall knowledge of educational and research technology.
Corey previously served as CRM Strategist and Solution Architect at Harvard University, partnering with 40+ teams spanning 8 Schools to foster cross-campus collaboration and promote shared success with the Salesforce platform and ecosystem.
Corey is grateful to have been immersed in technology for his entire career, acting as a technologist in diverse sectors including healthcare, marketing systems, data storage, pharmaceuticals, publishing, and non-profit.
His current mission is to enable Educational Institutions to thrive into an era of renewed relevancy by embracing and leveraging the power of human-centric technology.
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie has spoken and moderated at a variety of events including SXSW EDU, Yidan Education Prize, ASU GSV Summit, and the Next Billion Edtech Summit. She is an industry mentor and advisor, including to the UCL Knowledge Lab initiative EDUCATE, a Reimagine Education, GESA Awards, Bett Awards and XPrize Adult Literacy judge, and previous Edtech50 and Edtech Digest winner.
Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning. If she’s not interviewing a University Vice-Chancellor, Edtech Investor, School Leader, or StartUp about education innovation, she’s engrossed in Teach Your Monster to Read or wrestling her lockdown baby. A keen cyclist, she has recently relocated to West Devon which she considers the English version of the Pyrenees.
Thank you to the Salesforce.Org
Salesforce.org is the social impact centre of Salesforce focused on partnering with the global community of change-makers. They provide access to powerful technology that empowers changemakers to build a better world. Salesforce.org’s Education Cloud gives Higher Education institutions a single, shared view of students, alumni and staff in an integrated CRM platform to create personalised experiences at scale – transforming learner engagements into lifelong relationships.
Quotes from this episode
- Digital at the core: a 2030 strategy framework for university leaders
- Professor David Maguire – Link to David on Jisc website
- David Maguire – Twitter
- Jisc – Twitter
- University of Dundee – Twitter
- Graham Galbraith – LinkedIn
- University of Portsmouth – Twitter
- Corey Snow – LinkedIn
- Corey Snow – Twitter
- salesforce.Org – Twitter
- Andy McGregor – LinkedIn
- Andy McGregor – Twitter
- Emerge Education – Twitter
- New Report Offers Long-Term Strategy for Digital Transformation in Higher Ed – Link to article on salesforce.Org website
- Digital at the Core: A 2030 Strategy Framework for University Leaders – Link to report
- Harvard Business School – Twitter
- Creating the HBS Hybrid Classrooms – Harvard Business School article on the build of the ‘Zoom Room’, Oct 2020
- Breaking down barriers: enhancing human connections through technology – Jisc article on their Virtual Classrooms, Oct 2020
- Zoom – Twitter
- Blackboard Collaborate – Distance Learning System – Website link
- Hunt Lambert – Twitter
- Harvard’s Extension School – Website
- Learning and teaching reimagined – link to Jisc’s report
- Research 4.0: Research in the Age of Automation – link to Jisc’s report
- Brighton and Sussex Medical School – Twitter
- Imperial College Masters Programmes – Website link
- Professor Alejandro Armellini – Twitter
- University of Northampton – Twitter
- The Edtech Podcast episode #138 – Education 4.0 > Teaching Transformed – link to the episode with Alejandro Armellini
- Arizona State University – Twitter
- Rousseau on Education – Podcast link (mentioned by Sophie Bailey)
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Wikipedia link
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