Educational Enterprise 

ipad-tablet-technology-touch“We provide leadership and support in developing distinctive, high quality and innovative learning experiences, anticipating the changing needs of future learners from across the globe”

                      Ian Myatt, Director of Educational Enterprise


Educational Enterprise seeks to lead and support the creation and delivery of new and engaging methods of teaching that have technology at their heart. When first created in 2014 the unit sat in Academic Services and has since moved to External Relations. 

How Can Educational Enterprise Support You?

Educational Enterprise can help and support you in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Supporting the development of new online and blended learning programmes (UG, PG, CPD)

    Educational Enterprise works with academic and professional services staff from across the University’s five Colleges and central services on the development of online and blended learning programmes. This wide-ranging support includes:


      • Support planning a new programme, including business case development where appropriate
      • Advice and estimates in calculating the costs of programme development and delivery
      • Support in assessing the market opportunity of new business areas
      • Advise in best practice in online programme design
      • Offering an understanding of the ways in which online programmes can work within the standard University systems and process
      • Help and support in choosing a partner, where appropriate, to work with to develop and deliver content
      • Support and advice submitting online and blended programme proposals to the University’s programme approval committee (PARC).
      • Introductions to a community of practice in the online learning space both inside and outside the University
      • Educational Enterprise can facilitate cross-college proposals and development opportunities
      • Educational Enterprise can help support you with data analysis and analytics. 
  • Support and advice in choosing a delivery partner

    Educational Enterprise can advise you on the benefits and challenges of working with a partner to deliver a programme.  Ian Myatt is currently the contract holder for the University’s relationship with Wiley Global Education Services and can also advise on when it is appropriate to work with partners, business models, procurement in choosing a partner and different service allocation models.


  • Promoting Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and best practice in online programme design

    Educational Enterprise works with colleagues from across the University to encourage best practice approaches to the development of online programmes. In doing so Educational Enterprise also aims to maximise the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) across both our online and campus portfolio. Educational Enterprise works closely with the TEL Hub in promoting the use of Technology Enhanced Learning.


  • MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)

    The University has been delivering MOOCs in partnership with FutureLearn since 2014 and has over 80,000 active learners. If you are interested in developing a MOOC or learning more about the MOOC development and commissioning process please get in touch. 

 If you are looking for information or support in relation to any of the above areas, please do get in touch



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