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The digital shift

Universities will help deliver the government’s digital strategy.

Student demand for digital skills will encourage universities to develop new ways of teaching that will enable provision to keep up with the rapidly changing world of work, ministers have told a Lords digital skills committee meeting.

Ed Vaizey, minister for culture and the digital economy, stressed that higher education should look beyond traditional classroom-based teaching methods to keep pace with technological change. “[Universities] have to engage with the world of work,” he said. “We have to prepare for a shift in jobs, a lot of them will be knowledge-based and IT-based.”

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