Flexible digital platforms
One element of our service that has been impressing is our project management.
Our digital teams coordinate the entire process of a university’s virtual learning environment (VLE); from planning to implementation, to ongoing upgrades. Our project managers oversee time, budgets, expectations, paperwork and the teams involved. Today, we are a trusted digital learning partner for around 100 UK HE, FE and private and professional learning institutions, serving over one million learners.
Our diverse customer base has allowed us to become very dynamic and flexible in our project management style. Our university customers often have a set of common goals, such as enhancing the learner experience, but they often have a unique list of requirements to go about achieving them. Many of them have very non-negotiable deadlines, and have a pre-existing set of challenges created by a legacy system.
When we partnered with the University of Plymouth to deliver its single solution digital learning environment, we very much worked alongside the institution’s multi-disciplinary digital team. The professional services team, technology team, academic team, and CoSector, worked closely throughout the project, to deliver the new online service.
As Paul Westmore, IT Director at the University of Plymouth put it:
I think, fundamentally, because CoSector – University of London comes from the higher education sector, they really get it, they get what we are trying to do. They understood our vision, and they understand the constraints we are working within.
Smaller institutions naturally have less man power behind them, which means our management teams very much lead the project. Our customers rely on our consultancy to keep the project on track. With larger institutions, there is often an in-house team which we can work alongside, offering support and guidance along the project’s journey.