Join the discussion
This event is the first of two events held every year to share the work of the student experience team at Jisc and offers opportunities for feedback and consultation on current activities.
Thursday 4 April 2019
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
An introduction to the day and an update on Jisc's student experience work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Learning analytics involves the collation of data around student learning activity and the use of this data to identify at risk students is becoming well established.
However, the collated data also provides the opportunity to explore the relationship between the curriculum design (how teachers intended learning to happen) and the actual learning activity (what the students did).
In this workshop we’ll look at what is required to get real-time insights from learning activity and curriculum data that can improve learning and teaching. You will create some curriculum objects describing the data, insights and interventions that will make a difference.
Senior co-design manager, Jisc
Lunch break and a chance to network.
There will be time to add to the ideas wall.
How are colleges and universities supporting reflective practice?
This session will offer an overview on how e-portfolio based practice is enhancing student learning, progression and employability.
Senior co-design manager, Jisc
How can Jisc support you with the development of staff and student digital capabilities?
Jisc is supporting organisations to develop a holistic approach to developing the digital capabilities of staff and students through its new building digital capability service.
This session will give an update on the service, as well as opportunities for members to feed in their ideas on how best the service can continue to support organisations with the development of staff and students’ digital capabilities.
Members from the experts group are invited to showcase their current work or invite feedback on specific projects they are working on.
Members have a choice of two out of the three sessions as each of the 20 min sessions will run twice.
Showcase 1: Gaining new insights into student learning using Talis Elevate
In this session, Jasper and Matt will outline how they have worked together with other staff to use some of the findings from the student insights service to develop a new digital tool, Talis Elevate. The tool supports a more transparent and flexible pedagogy and sustains high levels of student engagement.
Showcase 2: Engaging from a distance
Speaker: Fiona Harvey, head of digital education, University College of Estate Management (UCEM)
This session will explore some of the issues and challenges associated with engaging part-time professional and (mostly) mature vocational learners in a completely online environment. It will also offer some ideas for engaging with our learners and will share some of the initiatives we have tried as well as those we intend to try in the near future.
Showcase 3: How are colleges and universities using virtual and augmented reality to support learning?
Speaker: Rob Bristow, senior co-design manager, Jisc
Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) technology has become steadily more affordable and available. Many people in higher and further education are exploring the affordances and applications of these tools for a wide variety of teaching and learning situations. But there is also a concern that these tools are perhaps just another example of technology for technology’s sake.
Jisc is helping universities and colleges by developing an AR and VR toolkit to show the various technology options and the ways in which pioneering institutions are putting them to use. This showcase will sketch the outline of the toolkit and highlights some exemplars in this space, and seek input from the group as to useful further directions for this area of activity.
Close and refreshments
Who should attend
Staff with a role of supporting the student experience within their college or university. Open to staff and managers with a role in technology-enhanced learning (TEL).
For more information contact Sarah Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Thursday 17 October 2019