Join the discussion
This event offers experts from the technology-enhanced learning community in further education (FE) and skills and higher education (HE) the opportunity to hear about how Jisc is supporting the student digital experience.
It also offers a chance to network and hear about institutional practice.
Wednesday 18 October
Tea/coffee and pastries on arrival.
Welcome and introduction
An update on Jisc's student experience work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Technology-enhanced curriculums: a decade of design
An interactive session looking back on ten years of approaches to learning design in a digital environment to share thoughts on what we have learned.
Most importantly, to inform development of a new guide, we invite your ideas on where we go next.
Tea and coffee available.
This is also a chance to contribute to our ideas wall on Padlet.
How are we developing the student digital experience tracker?
This session will review the feedback from users of the student digital experience tracker and explain some developments we have undertaken to make the tracker even more valuable to institutions.
Participants will have the opportunity to review and give feedback on the revised question sets for this year - the last open pilot before the tracker becomes a sustainable Jisc service.
There will also be an opportunity to review and give feedback on a new staff tracker and on a set of questions for organisational leads.
The tracker report from 2017 - 'the voice of 22,000 UK learners' (pdf) has been widely cited and highly-influential. This year we propose setting up two expert panels - one each for further and higher education - to help us review, validate and comment on the tracker data. This will be an opportunity to play a key role in shaping recommendations and building sector intelligence.
This is also a chance for networking and to contribute to our ideas wall on Padlet.
Choose from the following two sessions:
Session A: degree apprenticeships
- Lisa Gray, senior co-design manager, Jisc
- Gill Ferrell, consultant
With the recent transformation of apprenticeship delivery in England with the introduction of new, employer-led standards and accompanying growth of provision, many higher and further education institutions are currently exploring the delivery of new higher and degree apprenticeship qualifications. Are universities and colleges prepared for delivering to what could be a new and diverse cohort of learners? What are the expectations and needs of employers? And where can a digital approach add value? These are some of the questions that we’ll explore during this session, as Jisc introduces new research into this new and exciting area.
Session B: next generation digital learning environments
- Lawrie Phipps, senior co-design manager, Jisc
- Donna Lanclos, consultant
This session will provide an update of the emerging themes from the next generation digital learning environments co-design project. The project is looking at two aspects – digital learning system trends and, academic behaviours in learning and teaching.
This session will focus on the first aspect, reporting on system trends, but will also give an overview of the methodology being used in the academic behaviours project.
Members from the experts group are invited to showcase their current work or invite feedback on specific projects they are working on.
Showcase one: student engagement with active blended learning (ABL)
Showcase two: conversational interfaces as “frictionless adoption paths” to active and engaging learning experiences
Presenter: Anders Krohn, Aula.
Building on the literature around the Jisc co-design project on next-generation digital learning environments, participants in this session will get an overview of how current developments in conversational interfaces (eg Slack, Aula, Google Classroom etc.) challenge the assumptions around the need for an administrative virtual learning environment (VLE).
In addition, the session provides an in-depth understanding of the practical implications of recent large scale pilots of conversational interfaces as “frictionless adoption paths” to active and engaging learning experiences.
Tea and coffee available.
Who should attend
Staff from further and higher education who have a role in supporting students and staff with the use of technology.
For more information contact Sarah Knight ([email protected]).