The University of Leeds is an institution with an outstanding track record. It is ranked consistently in the top 100 universities in the world1, renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research, and now, we are delighted to announce - a member of the growing PebblePad community. In this blog post Director of Service & Partnerships at PebblePad, Matthew Wheeler, with input from some of the senior stakeholders at the University of Leeds, discusses how our Learning Journey Platform will form an integral part of the university’s digital education ecosystem.
A PEDAGOGICAL SHIFT
In 2017 we published our hugely popular Global Trends in Higher Education publication. It was in this paper that we first talked about a pedagogical shift from the domination of content and courses to a focus on student-centredness and educating the whole student. Since we first posited those ideas some three years ago, we’ve seen more and more university ‘ambition-ometers’ aligning with the PebblePad philosophy, and an increasing number of institutions and educators looking to PebblePad’s Learning Journey Platform to support the kinds of ambitions explored in our latest Global Ambitions in Higher Education publication.
ABOUT THE NEW PARTNERSHIP
The new 5-year partnership between the University of Leeds and PebblePad is testament to the university’s forward-thinking approach to digital innovation and a reflection of PebblePad’s growing reputation as a core technology in the higher education space. Indeed, PebblePad will form part of an institution-wide innovative Digital Education strategy to support personal tutoring and technology-enhanced teaching, learning and assessment initiatives. PebblePad will also play a crucial role in helping the university address the challenges posed by COVID-19 by helping schools deliver Welcome-Induction-Transition programmes in September 2020 and beyond. You can learn more about how these kinds of activities are supported on the resources page from our recent Welcome week and beyond webinar.
If you'd like to learn more about PebblePad, we've included a link below to our Learning Journey Platform publication and our 2020 Global Ambitions in Higher Education publication referenced in this blog post.
1. QS World University Ranking Data ® 2021. Retrieved from: