Learner experiences of e-Learning: Phase 2
This web page provides an overview of and links to outputs from the JISC Learner Experiences of e-Learning programme. The programme spanned two phases over four years from 2005-2009. It comprised nine research projects in total (two in phase 1 and seven in phase two), employed mixed method approaches, and had the sustained involvement of over 200 learners and more than 3000 survey respondents. Five national workshops were run disseminating the methods and findings.
Download the "Responding to Learners" resource pack here The programme focussed on the learner voice. Learners allowed us into their worlds and showed us what it is like to study in a technology-rich age. The projects produced a huge collection of rich, detailed data that sheds light on what learners expect from the use of technology in further and higher education and the choices they make about using technology to support their study.
The research took a holistic approach to technology use. We were not so interested in how technology is used on one module, or in one part of the institution, as in how learners interact with technology throughout their learning lives. The final synthesis report for the programme provides a review of the programme together with the key findings. An executive summary of this report is also available.
The resources here will be of interest to teachers and staff supporting learning in post-16 education, researchers of student learning, e-learning developers, policy-makers and institutional managers.
How to find out more?
Links to the seven funded projects in the programme are available below. On each project page you will find an overview of the project, the project plan and the final completion report which highlight the key outcomes and contain links to useable resources (for example, case studies, interactive video case studies, Day in the life of scenarios, methodology reports).
The Learner Experiences of e-Learning website contains all the findings and outputs from the programme. All the assets in this site are available to the education community for repurposing and reuse under a Creative Commons licence .The five sections of the site allow you to browse by focussing on: information about the programme (About); research methodology (Methods); themes and findings (Findings); recommendations for practice (Guides); or resources for staff development (Dissemination). The site is maintained by the Support and Synthesis project and is powered by the Oxford Brookes University Confluence Wiki.
Student Experiences of Technology Campaign provides a valuable summary of JISC’s work in this area to date and contains some valuable resources which include podcasts and research reports.
Responding to Learners
This resource pack synthesises the outcomes from the Learner Experiences of e-Learning theme of the JISC e-Learning Programme which funded a total of ten projects from 2005 to 2009, and had the sustained involvement of over 200 learners and more than 3000 survey respondents to explore learners’ perceptions of and participation in technology-enhanced learning in a digital age.
The content of Responding to Learners includes a series of five guides and a set of key messages postcards containing quotes from learners. The postcards summarise the key findings from this JISC-funded research and can form the basis for staff development activities. The series of guides offer recommendations on how institutions can better respond to learners’ expectations and uses of technology and offers practical guidance on how to embed the learners’ voice more effectively into institutional processes and practice.
An electronic copy of this resource pack is available for download in PDF format here.
Phase 2 Projects: