Oxford International Digital Institute launched to support international students through COVID-19

The new academic hub will provide quality online programmes for global learners whose education has been disrupted by the pandemic

With heightened demand for online courses in light of the ongoing pandemic and its associated restrictions, the Oxford International Digital Institute (OI Digital Institute), part of Oxford International Education Group, has been launched to enable learning to continue for students worldwide.

Collating an entire programme portfolio into one accessible digital hub, the platform will support international students whose education has been disrupted by COVID-19, providing the means to learn remotely across any of the education provider’s three divisions: schools and colleges, university partnerships and English language.

The closure of schools, colleges and universities this year forced the education sector to rely on various forms of digital learning, so the OI Digital Institute was established in response to the growing appetite for online-only courses.

From March 2020, the University of Dundee, Coventry University, the University of Greenwich, the University of Bangor, De Montfort University International College, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Roehampton, the University of Strathclyde, and others have worked with Oxford International to develop quality digital learning programmes, adopting the OI Digital Institute as their chosen digital pathway to higher education and admissions test partner for non-native learners.

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Oxford International is one of just 25 institutions to have received recognition from the British Council for online course delivery.

“Online learning has come of age in the pandemic and it will play an increasingly important role in higher education in the future,” said Lil Bremermann-Richard, group chief executive officer at Oxford International Education Group.

“We have launched Oxford International Digital Institute to help international students navigate the new educational landscape and provide them with the best quality online courses.

“The OI Digital Institute team has worked with over 15 higher education partners in 2020 alone to help mobilise online learning and keep over 4,000 students on track of their education journey. Further to this we have worked alongside partners to offer innovative blended solutions, engaging students in dynamic learning programmes featuring the best face-to-face teaching in the country, and online support from the UK.”

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