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Listening, learning – and envisioning Education 4.0

It gives me great pleasure to share the results of Jisc’s inaugural survey into immersive technologies in teaching and learning. In what we believe is the first survey of its kind in the UK, more than 100 lecturers, researchers and learning technologists at universities and colleges told us about their experiences. The answers also provide valuable insight into their plans and aspirations for the future. 

Through our dialogue with Jisc members, it has been clear that virtual and augmented reality will play a vital role in the technology-enhanced future of education – which we call Education 4.0. Immersive technologies such as these will be key in transforming teaching to meet the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution. 

The results of this survey highlight subject areas where universities and colleges see great potential to enhance teaching, learning and the student experience through immersive technologies. There are also some very helpful pointers for how we can support our members to explore the potential of emerging technology. 

We really value the time and energy that the community has put into responding to this survey and we hope that you will find the results insightful. 

Dr Paul Feldman Chief executive, Jisc
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