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Today the Higher Education regulator, the Office for Students, published their long awaited report into digital teaching and learning online.
A few weeks ago, RISE called for the £78m earmarked for lateral flow testing in schools, to be redistributed and used instead to address the growing educational divide.
Today we announce the detail of our next major project investigating digital learning and teaching at HE level.
In a report published today, RISE reccomends there there should be a virtial lerning coordinator in every school to end the digital divide. This will enable disadvantaged children to fully take part in the blended learning environment.
Publication: COVID-19, Leading Virtual Learning in Schools and College
The following paper was commissioned by RISE to investigate digital learning in the HE sector within the context of social mobility, which is central to our ethos. We set out to investigate: what is likely to be the future of digital learning and where is the pressure coming from for this to develop and evolve?
This summary blog is based on the RISE Research paper: Enhancing Social Mobility in the Digital Learning Age.
In an article orginally published in the New Statesman, our Director- Andrea Jenkyns- explains why digital skills are becoming a necessity in almost every sector. 

Launch of RISE

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Today we officially launch RISE- Research Institute for Social Mobility & Education.Our previous launch, due to be held in the summer, was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we hope to be able to host a physical launch event sometime next year
The Education Secretary- Gavin Williamson- recently made a statement to the Commons on Post 16 adult education. One of the more notable announcements he made was to add further detail on the Government’s Lifetime skills guarantee, first announced by the Prime Minister last Tuesday.