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Digital Education Annual Report 2023


We are thrilled to share the Digital Education Annual Report 2022-2023.

Reflecting on a year of remarkable developments for digital education, this report celebrates the key projects, milestones and events that have enhanced learning experiences across the University and beyond, whilst celebrating the professional teams that have enabled them.

"Our work to enhance and enrich the student experience has put the University at the forefront of conversations regarding digital education. Staff from the Service regularly share insight and best practice with colleagues across the sector and are recognised for their expertise, helping to further enhance the digital education experience for our staff and student community."

Dr. Megan Kime, Director - Digital Education Service

What's new?

Some of the highlights from this year's report...

  • In 2023, we marked the 10th anniversary of the first MOOC published by the University of Leeds
  • Online courses developed by the Digital Education Service in partnership with academics from across the University have now reached over 2 million learners across the globe
  • The first ever Online Learning Summit took place in July 2023, bringing together over 200 attendees for conversations on the theme of 'Online Learning: Reimagined Through Design and Innovation'.
  • The new learning innovation hub ‘HELIX’ launched in September, making world-class digital technologies accessible to staff, students and the wider Leeds community.
  • During the 2022-23 academic year, 82% of students surveyed gave positive feedback on the quality of their online learning experiences.
  • More than 25 digital education projects were supported by 15 student ambassadors, who influenced our work across the Service and within their faculties.
  • Important developments were made to existing digital systems and new tools were launched, including the new institutional polling tool, Vevox.
  • A 360-degree virtual field trip of the Jurassic Coast, the first of its kind at the University, was shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards.
  • The Digital Education Service has continued to grow its 6 teams with 168 staff  leading the sector in inclusive learning design and digital education developments.
  • The Service continues to expand its expertise, celebrating 2 teaching awards and 9 HEA Fellowships.

"The specialist teams represented in the Digital Education Service work in partnership with the academic community to support a high-quality student experience, independent of the mode of learning. Experimentation and curiosity paired with research and evidence have expanded the foundation on which we can engage with the future."

Dr. Margaret Korosec - Dean of Online and Digital Education

Read the Digital Education Annual Report 2022-2023