As an educational leader or technologist, you know that a clear digital strategy is a critical step toward improving your students’ experience.
But developing such a strategy isn’t, of course, something either technologists or leaders can do alone.
Instead, we believe a good strategy is one that sets a clear digital vision across the entire organisation – and distributes ‘ownership’ of those objectives to all stakeholders, not just those in IT or leadership roles.
As a first step in the process of making that happen, we’ve created the digital strategy review – a fact-finding consultancy service.
The review helps you assess where your organisation is on its digital journey – so you can plan for your digital future, and identify practical objectives that will help you meet long-term goals.
How this consultancy service benefits you
Our digital strategy review service can help you to:
Review the scope of your digital strategy
Before you can set digital objectives, you need to consider a wide range of ways that digital technologies can help you, across different parts of your organisation – so you can work out what you’re doing well and what you can do better. We help you do this.
Plan for a merger or major change
If you’re going through major organisational change – perhaps as a further education (FE) college merging with a partner in the light of the area review1 process – then getting a clear overview of your digital strategy is vital. Our review helps you in this process.
Make the case for digital investment
As a learning technologist, you may be particularly aware of the need to use digital to improve the experience for learners and staff. This service helps you to get buy-in at a leadership level and, in turn, across the breadth of your organisation.
How the service works
We see the digital strategy review as vital ‘fact-finding’ work to help you assess where you are on your digital journey.
To help you evaluate your position, we can:
Deliver an online introduction to strategy development – including stakeholder engagement, and set in the context of your organisation
Review your existing digital strategy documents
Conduct a short site visit where necessary
Work with you on the Jisc-designed ‘e-positioning framework’ tool, which covers areas your strategy may need to address across different parts of your organisation
We then prepare a short report which summarises our findings, points you to Jisc resources you can use to address the issues we raise, and suggests other ways Jisc can help you.