Forward thinking schools and universities have a long history of embracing technological change - both to improve the delivery and quality of education, and to ensure that learners are best placed to benefit from the opportunities that those technologies will give them in their future careers.
Advances in technology present both opportunities and challenges for educators. Those opportunities and challenges have never been in sharper focus than they are now, with the rapid development and deployment of generative AI technologies and products. VWV's education and technology specialists will help you to embrace those opportunities, and navigate the challenges.
The challenges and opportunities presented by AI and Technology for educators touch on many areas of operation, and therefore many legal specialisms on which VWV is able to support you:
Our technology specialists work with both users and providers of a broad range of technology products.
We support schools, universities and other businesses in contracting with a wide range of technology providers, including traditional and cloud/SaaS software models, hosting, support and maintenance arrangements, and data management providers. We also support cutting edge software businesses in ensuring regulatory compliance, and in developing contractual arrangements that support their particular business models - including in the development and deployment of AI-based products.
Our position as leading advisers to education institutions and technology businesses enables us to provide educators with the benefit of a deep understanding of the overlap between these sectors.
We understand the regulatory environment in which educators operate, and the additional layer of complexity that this regulatory environment brings when considering how best to embrace new technologies. We understand the capabilities of some of the education-focused technology and AI products which are being made available to educators, and are able to apply our understanding of education regulation to questions around the implementation of those technologies.
We are particularly conscious of the challenges that regulators face in developing frameworks which can keep pace with the speed of technological development. In turn, we understand the challenges that this lack of regulatory certainty can bring for educators. We can support you in navigating existing education and technology regulation as well as understanding new regulation as it develops.
Under VWV Plus we offer a range of cost-effective solutions to help you resolve and manage your legal needs, manage compliance and implement best practice.
All of our offerings combine software with our legal knowledge and are designed to save you time and resource. Many of our VWV Plus products have been created to streamline processes in the main risk areas such as:
Policy Tracker to enable you to share an unlimited number of key documents or policies with staff, track online that they have been read and automate reminders.
Review for effective staff appraisals to encourage achievement of objectives aligned to your school’s development plan