Since the emergence of COVID-19, many higher education institutions across the globe have been presented with significant challenges. In particular, institutions that had mainly relied on traditional, in-person teaching models have had to quickly pivot and adopt online learning strategies as their primary means of delivery. This not only means having to adjust to educating and engaging students in a digital environment, but also learning how to implement and use new technology to create an effective virtual classroom.
While institutions face these new barriers, the good news is that they can look to institutions that already have experience and expertise in this area. One such institution is the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), a fully online university college in the United Kingdom that has approximately 4,000 students worldwide and focuses on serving courses in the real estate and construction industries.
We recently sat down with Peter Stone—who serves as the Head of Learning Technology at UCEM and oversees the administration and implementation of learning technologies—to find out more about how the institution has created a successful virtual learning environment.
Peter Stone, Head of Learning Technology at UCEM