Although it is not usually the focus of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) initiatives, technology can provide many opportunities to automate tasks, increase efficiency, and ensure staff time is used more appropriately.

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Practical help

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To identify areas where technology may be able to help:

  • Does a particular type of task take up lots of your time?
  • Do you have to do the same or similar tasks in multiple courses?
  • Is your school planning a change affecting the practice of staff or students?

If you are hoping to introduce changes which improve efficiency, you should think about:

  • How will you evaluate, what will constitute a positive outcome, and over what timescale will you look for improvement?
  • Initial development costs can be high. Are your savings realistic?