A digital student learning experience

How can the Further Education sector deliver increased digital resources against the backdrop of budget cuts?


June 2015

This report explores current issues around the management and provision of learning resources in Further Education Colleges.


  • Colleges cannot afford all the commercially-available resources they need.
  • Increasing the range of online resources is the top priority for most colleges.
  • More traditional learning resources remain vital to learning outcomes.
  • Procurement is often ad hoc and suffers from a lack of communications between IT/library professionals and academic staff.
  • Colleges could benefit more from reduced price agreements.

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