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Case Study: Grimsby Institute

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GRIMSBY INSITUTE Making digital learning accessible to all. Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education Grimsby, UK 19,200 users Commenced 2017 The Challenge Deliver a reliable and accessible learning experience to a diverse student community. The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education, located in the centre of Grimsby, is the main provider of technical and professional training in the region. The college is rated Ofsted Grade 1 and TEF Silver for Higher Education, and it provides a broad curriculum that encompasses full and part-time provision from 14 years onward. Grimsby is committed to helping a diverse student base garner the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in the workplace. "As part of our drive to ensure all students are work- ready, we know how important it is to prioritise digital literacy," says Deborah Millar, Group Executive Director of Digital Learning Technologies at Grimsby Institute Group. "But even knowing how important digital tools are, the education industry isn't great at heeding its own advice, and can be slow to adopt tech. At Grimsby our tech use wasn't consistent, and we had outgrown the tools we were relying on." Grimsby was a long-term Moodle user, but found that the free tool was limited in features and took much more instructure.com/canvas/en-gb Key Findings Canvas replaces an unreliable free VLE, which was time consuming to manage. New system meets the needs of a digitally savvy, diverse student base. 01 02 maintenance than expected. "A free tool can be initially compelling, but a resource such as Moodle requires an experienced developer to update, adapt, backup the system - and if that person isn't around for any reason, there's a serious risk of online learning being disrupted." Grimsby's growing portfolio of online courses, and a commitment to delivering blended learning, meant that downtime or disruption simply wasn't an option - and so a change was urgently required.

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