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This event is the second 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.
Wednesday 17 October
Tea, coffee and pastries available on arrival.
Welcome and introduction
Sarah Knight will introduce the day and give an update on Jisc's student experiences work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Building on the findings of the digital experience insights 2018 survey: findings from students in UK further and higher education
The student digital experience tracker project was designed to build capacity for student-centred research. Development of the survey instrument was mainly focused on creating actionable data for the organisations taking part.
But in the three years of its development - and thanks to feedback from users - we have ended up with a highly refined, robust and credible research tool.
In 2017/18 - again thanks to the work of many people - we were able to collate responses from 37,000 UK students, spread across 43 universities and 36 FE colleges (around 30% of the HE and 16% of the FE institutions in the UK).
We have used this extraordinarily rich data set in a number of ways. First, we have explored how responses reveal the ’digital experience’ from the student perspective. We have identified eight distinctive themes or factors and explored how they relate to one another and how important they are overall. Second, we have used qualitative data to enrich our understanding of the different factors. And third, we have drawn on these research findings to produce evidence-based briefings for different stakeholders. This keynote is a chance for us to share that work and get your feedback on some of the briefings
Tea and coffee available, and a chance to contribute to our ideas wall.
How are colleges and universities supporting 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 new service as well as offer 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.
Break for lunch and a chance to network.
There will be time to add to the ideas wall
Digital transformation at Basingstoke College of Technology
Contextual inquiry into teaching: initial results
This is a reflection on a community consultation and ethnographic research on the implications of the use of technology for teaching practices.
The session will discuss the approach taken, the emergent themes and some implications for those of us working to support the deployment of digital.
Senior co-design manager, Jisc
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 2 out of the 3 sessions
- Each of the 20 min sessions will run twice
Showcase 1: Staff and student partnerships to promote creativity and innovation in the curriculum at City and Islington College
Speaker: Kerry Vandersteen, digital education consultant, e-learning team, City and Islington College
During this session, Kerry will explain how she works with student digital ambassadors, staff digital leaders and external partners to develop digital innovation in teaching, learning and assessment at City and Islington College. She will outline some example projects, lessons learned and plans for future.
Showcase 2: The Learning Excellence Achievement Pathway (LEAP) - a framework to support student learning and digital literacy
- Dr Emily McIntosh, director of student life, University of Bolton
- Paul Hollins, professor, University of Bolton
The Learning Excellence Achievement Pathway (LEAP) framework was developed at the University of Bolton in 2016 as a means of underpinning, highlighting and championing student learning development and digital literacy across the institution. The framework encourages students to think holistically about their learning development and supports curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activity and student-centred pedagogies.
This session will provide an overview of the development of the LEAP framework and provide a case study of LEAP Online which has been designed to improve students' digital literacy.
Showcase 3: Solent digital partners pilot
Speaker: Hannah Watts, learning technologist, Solent University
Solent University is launching a student-staff digital partnership scheme to help improve the use of technology and enhance online learning and teaching resources. In its pilot year, the scheme will recruit and train up to 10 students to form collaborative partnerships with members of staff looking for assistance in producing resources for the virtual learning environment (VLE) and other technology-enhanced learning activities such as using Mentimeter and lecture capture software Panopto.
Staff, as they work in collaboration with students, will improve their own digital skills by applying these practically in an authentic environment as they work together to create meaningful and engaging teaching moments both in the classroom and online.
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).
Student experience experts meeting
Exploring the student digital experience
Building digital capability
Contextual inquiry into teaching: initial results
Staff and student partnerships
Solent digital partners pilot
For more information contact Sarah Knight (email@example.com).
- Thursday 4 April 2019
- Thursday 17 October 2019