DIGI-HE Webinar series: A Strategic Reflection on Digitalisation in Higher Education

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The  European University Association are leading a DIGI-HE project which aims to create a self-reflection tool that will support European higher education institutions in developing and enhancing their strategic approaches to digitalisation in Higher Education.

This afternoon, the organisation presents the first of a two-part webinar,  ‘Developing a high-performing digital education ecosystem: institutional self-assessment instruments’ Taking place 26 January 2021, 14.00- 15.00 CET.

The aim of this two-part webinar series, organised as part of the European Learning & Teaching pre-Forum activities, is to present the results of the desk research phase of the DIGI-HE project. This three-year Erasmus+ co-funded initiative supports higher education institutions in enhancing their strategic approaches to digitalisation.

Digitally enhanced learning and teaching is now a common feature of the European higher education landscape, but how do higher education institutions develop and enhance their strategic approaches to digitalisation, and ensure they are fit for purpose? The first webinar of this series will explore the use of self-evaluation instruments, such as HEInnovate, DigCompOrg and ACODE Benchmarks, as a way to develop a high-performance digital education ecosystem. It will present the results of a report that gathered and analysed 20 digital self-assessment instruments and provide advice to higher education institutions wishing to use them. The report is the product of a six-month desk research venture during which each instrument was evaluated and peer reviewed on an established set of criteria by members of the DIGI-HE consortium.

During the webinar, speakers will:

  • present the overall findings of the review of the various tools and frameworks;
  • provide advice on how to approach an internal self-evaluation by using a self-assessment tool or framework;
  • discuss the methodology behind the selection of instruments and the review process.

Registrations are open until the start of the webinar. Participation is free of charge and open to all EUA members as well as other stakeholders with an interest in digitally enhanced learning and teaching in higher education.


  • Airina Volungeviciene, Director of Innovative Studies Institute, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • Mark Brown, Director of National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Chaired by Alison Morrisroe, Project and Policy Officer, European University Association

A recording of the webinar will be available on the EUA YouTube Channel.

Webinar 2, “Results of the survey report Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in European higher education institutions will take place on 5 February 2021 at 14.00.

The DIGI-HE project is co-ordinated by EUA in partnership with Dublin City University (DCU-Ireland), Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW- Germany), Vytautas Magnus University (VMU- Lithuania) and University of Jyväskylä (JYU- Finland).



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