The shift to online and Talis Elevate

Like me, I’m sure you’ve received a myriad of updates from companies products you use giving an update on COVID19; talking about unprecedented times and unknowns ahead for all of us. This is not intended to be another one of those, don’t worry. 

This kind of statement is particularly true for HE. The transition to 100% online is hugely daunting for staff, students, administrators and support staff across our institutions, but likewise, a number of exciting opportunities can come from this. I think it’s safe to say, the way we teach moving forward will learn a lot (good and bad) from the experience we gain now. 

During the recent strike action, we saw quite clearly how helpful Talis Elevate could be for those studying without academic input and guidance. Likewise, Talis Elevate has been used on Distance Learning and Degree Apprenticeship courses, enabling context-rich discussion to occur.  Whilst this is obviously an entirely different situation, it was insightful to observe the interaction between students on courses with little academic involvement.

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