5 February 2021, 14.00- 15.00 CET

Webinar 2: Results of the survey report “Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in European higher education institutions"

The aim of this two-part webinar series, organised as part of the European Learning & Teaching pre-Forum activities, is to present the results of the desk research phase of the DIGI-HE project. This three-year Erasmus+ co-funded initiative supports higher education institutions in enhancing their strategic approaches to digitalisation. 

This second webinar of the series explored the results of the report “Digitally enhanced learning and teaching at European higher education institutions”. The report is based on the findings of a survey of higher education leadership across the European Higher Education Area from April to June 2020. It gathered 368 responses from 48 countries.

The webinar offered insight into the strategic uptake of digitalisation in higher education institutions before the Covid-19 crisis, but also some of the changes that have occurred over the last year. Due to a similar study in 2014, and questions on digital learning in the EUA Trends Reports from 2015 & 2018, some longitudinal data will also be presented.

During the webinar, speakers had the opportunity of:

  • reflecting on the survey findings in national and European contexts, also in view of the EU Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) and its goals;
  • discussing what is needed to ensure that higher education institutions are fully equipped to provide sustainable and high quality digitally enhanced learning and teaching to students throughout the EHEA in a post-Covid world.


  • Ulf Ehlers, Professor of Education Management and Lifelong Learning, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University  (Germany)
  • Alastair Creelman, E-learning Specialist, University of Linnaeus (Sweden)
  • Sandra Kučina Softić, President of European Distance and E-learning Network
  • Chaired by Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association

A copy of the presentation is available for downloading and a recording of the webinar is available on the EUA YouTube Channel.

Webinar 1, “Developing a high-performance digital education ecosystem: self-assessment instruments” took place on 26 January at 14.00.

The DIGI-HE project is co-ordinated by EUA in partnership with Dublin City University (DCU- Ireland), Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW- Germany), Vytautas Magnus University (VMU- Lithuania) and University of Jyväskylä (JYU- Finland).

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