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This is a meeting of the student experience experts group. In this meeting we want to:
- Hear your ideas and learn more about your experiences of technology-enhanced learning
- Find out how we can support you to use data and analytics to achieve better outcomes for students, and we’d like to understand how we can help you lower the barriers for take-up in these areas and support the improvement of practice.
- Hear how your institution uses technology to support more effective curriculum design and delivery
This meeting offers an opportunity for us to hear from the members of this group on the challenges and opportunities technology-enhanced learning offers and how Jisc can work with you to identify solutions. It will facilitate the sharing of examples of effective institutional practice and research in technology-enhanced learning and enables discussion across the experts group.
Please share your views and reflections with us by going to padlet.com/sarahknight/experts16.
Wednesday 12 October
Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival.
Welcome and introduction
Includes an update on our student experience work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Current challenges and opportunities for technology-enhanced learning
Former head of higher education and student experience, Jisc
Institutional perspectives on the key challenges for technology-enhanced learning and building a digital vision
Speakers: Professor Mark Stubbs, head of learning and research technologies, Manchester Metropolitan University, Saf Arfan, vice principal for development and innovation and Deborah Millar, director for IT and digital learning, both from Salford City College.
Hearing from leaders in institutions on their views of the current challenges to taking forward technology-enhanced learning and developing their digital visions.
Tea and coffee available.
Time to contribute to our ideas wall via Padlet.
World café group discussion
How are we using technology to design the curriculum?
Topic expert and group facilitator: Rebecca Galley, learning and teaching development manager, The Open University
What approaches to organisation-wide digital capability are you using that are really making a difference?
Topic expert and group facilitator: Kerry Pinny, digital education developer, educational development and enhancement, educational development and enhancement unit, University of Lincoln
How can we use data to support better learning and teaching?
Topic expert and group facilitator: Sheila MacNeill, senior lecturer in blended learning at Glasgow Caledonian University and vice-chair of ALT.
What are the key ingredients of a high-quality digital learning environment? Which aspects are most challenging to provide?
Topic expert and group facilitator: Rob Howe, head of learning technology, University of Northampton
A chance to add to the ideas wall via Padlet.
Feedback from topic experts outlining key issues.
How can Jisc support institutions with taking forward technology-enhanced learning?
Members from the experts group are invited to showcase their current work or invite feedback on specific projects they are working on.
Showcase one: Digital capability and teaching excellence: an integrative systematic review exploring what infrastructure and strategies are necessary to support effective use of technology enabled learning (TEL)
This session presents a QAA-funded project which aimed to explore how digital capability can promote teaching excellence. The project invited expert stakeholders from across the sector to contribute to and collaborate on an integrative review.
This session will present the methodology, explore the findings of the study and discuss the resulting good practice guidelines. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to explore how to apply this process to generate maximum impact in their own context.
Showcase two: UCL E-Learning Baseline
Speakers: Clive Young, digital education advisory team leader and Jessica Gramp, digital education advisor (BEAMS), University College London
Students appreciate, and increasingly expect, consistent and well-considered use of online learning provision. The UCL E-Learning Baseline sets out the minimum expectations for e-learning provision for all taught programmes and modules at UCL, with a focus on Moodle.
The original baseline was developed after wide consultation on good practice and was endorsed by academic committee in September 2011. The baseline is reviewed annually. The 2015 version is a product of merging the UCL Moodle baseline with the student minimum entitlement to online support from the Institute of Education.
The E-Learning Baseline covers two levels of e-learning use:
- Baseline (for campus-based courses).
- Baseline+ (in addition to the Baseline, for wholly online courses).
For each of the ten categories there is a description of what is needed to meet the requirements for each level.
This session will consider how the baseline can be used to influence online course development.
Showcase three: A ‘middle out’ approach to implementing technological innovation
Speakers: Dr Debbie Holley, deputy head of Centre of Excellence in Learning (CEL) and associate professor and David Biggins, lecturer in project management and theme leader in the Centre of Excellence in Learning (CEL), Bournemouth University.
Bournemouth University have been framing their digital approach through the EU and Jisc digital competence frameworks, and theming their technology tools through a pedagogic lens. This work is currently being cascaded through what Bryant (2016) calls the ‘middle out’ approach, where university influencers lead and shape the work.
Their demonstration will showcase the different tools and they are happy to share their experiences of how this different approach is engaging staff as they lead up to the announcement from their recent VLE procurement process.
Tea and coffee available.
Who should attend
Members of the student experience experts group.
For more information contact Sarah Knight, firstname.lastname@example.org.