The Vision of Digital Intelligence for Postgraduate Education: Improving both Student Experience and Administrative Ease

Higher Education environments have much in common with other areas of enterprise as leadership struggles under pressure for

continuous change while simultaneously meeting the daily needs of students, clients, or customers. This whitepaper merges practical

and hard-earned experience in large scale higher education (HE), online delivery, and the development of technology for postgraduate

professional development with current wisdom from some of the biggest consultants across other industries. The concepts of digital

intelligence and agile development did not start in the field of higher education, but they are considered here in that realm, specifically as

they aid Postgraduate Studies (PGS).


This whitepaper examines three overarching problems that overlap on a daily basis in every PGS we know and will discuss digital intelligence

and agile development as conceptual models and ask if, taken together, they are useful to be considered as a basis for evidence-based, strategic 

change management. Finally, we put forward potential first steps towards building an array of tools that not only immediately improve teaching

and learning but also subsequently give the answers needed to move towards building student centered improvements to scale.