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Introducing Digital Education – the new name for E-learning Environments.

By Fiona Strawbridge, on 21 January 2016

We’ve changed our name! RIP E-Learning Environments; welcome to the world, Digital Education!

Why have we done this?

Our remit has broadened in the last year as the IT Training team has joined us, so Digital Education better reflects the scope of the whole team’s work. The

Your Name here - Image credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

Image credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

name change also aligns better with our institutional Education strategy. More broadly, ‘digital this’, ‘digital that’ and ‘digital the other’ seem to be replacing IT, ICT and e- in common parlance and our sister teams in ISD have also now renamed for 2016 – Creative Media Services are now Digital Media, and Web & Mobile Services are now Digital Presence.

What does it mean for your services and support?

There have been no changes to the teams or the brilliant support from us that you have all be accustomed to. Only the names of the teams have changed:

  • Digital Education Core Services (formerly E-Learning Services)
  • Digital Education Advisory (formerly E-Learning Advisory)
  • Digital Education Futures (formerly E-Learning Developments)
  • IT Training (watch this space – name change coming…)
  • Learning Spaces

If you need to contact us to get support, our email is now digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk (this replaces ele@ucl.ac.uk)
Our blog is now: https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/digital-education/
And we’re still wading through our website editing links, but for now you can still go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/elearning-staff to find out more about the team and our services.

What’s next?

Of course changes like this take a while to bed in – we still catch ourselves referring to ELE, and we’re having to update lots of links and documentation (ok – there have been quite a few unforeseen consequences!)  But we are very pleased to bring in the new year with our new name.

For now, we hope the change to Digital Education acts as a reminder that digital technologies are woven into the fabric of the way students learn and teachers teach as well as our institutional strategies. We continue to look forward to working together by blending the digital with education and making UCL excel at delivering world class teaching and learning to its students for many years to come.

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