E-learning to get £33m cash boost

March 4, 2005

E-learning in universities is to get a £33 million boost alongside the £8 million remaining from the failed UK e-University.

The funding injection will be announced to vice-chancellors in a circular to follow the e-learning strategy to be published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The cash will go towards collaborative projects with the Joint Information Systems Committee and the Higher Education Academy to help embed e-learning in universities in the next ten years.

Universities will be encouraged to collaborate on pathfinder projects. Hefce has asked Jisc and the academy to help universities benchmark themselves nationally and internationally - to draw conclusions on the state of e-learning, progress towards implementing it and the impact of the strategy.

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