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Final report of work-with-IT: the JISC study into evolution of working practices

McDonald, D. and Cullen, D. and Comrie, A. (2010) Final report of work-with-IT: the JISC study into evolution of working practices. Working paper. University of Strathclyde.

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Abstract

Technology is increasingly being used to underpin business processes across teaching and learning, research, knowledge exchange and business support activities in both HE and FE. The introduction of technology has a significant impact on the working practices of staff, often requiring them to work in a radically different way. Change in any situation can be unsettling and problematic and, where not effectively managed, can lead to poor service or functionality and disenfranchised staff. These issues can have a direct impact on institutional effectiveness, reputation and the resulting student experience. The Work-with-IT project, based at the University of Strathclyde, sought to examine changes to working practices across HE and FE, the impact on staff roles and relationships and the new skills sets that are required to meet these changes.