Join the discussion
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.
This is a chance for you to hear about:
- Jisc’s latest research into next generation digital learning environments and how colleges and universities are developing their learning environments
- How we define digital wellbeing and how Jisc can best support organisations support staff and students with their digital wellbeing
- The findings from Jisc's 2019 digital experience insights student survey and what makes for an excellent student digital experience
- Examples of effective institutional practice and research in technology-enhanced learning
Thursday 17 October 2019
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Sarah Knight welcomes you to the day and gives an update on Jisc's student experience work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Next generation digital learning environments
Jisc’s work on next generation digital learning environments has produced several reports including:
- Listening to teachers: a qualitative exploration of teaching practices in higher and further education and the implications for digital (pdf)
- Next generation [digital] learning environments: present and future (pdf)
This later report discussed the technology trends that had started to emerge around digital environments. Now, as the technology in the report is maturing and we find an abundance of conditions, such as open APIs, the possibility of a digital learning ecosystem, incorporating many different elements is increasingly near.
This session will briefly introduce Jisc’s work and some of the implications from it. This will be followed by discussions with Chris Melia and Simon Kay talking about their deployment of Microsoft Teams in support of their learning and teaching strategies as their next generation learning environment.
The session will be structured to ensure that delegates get the opportunity to discuss and question how Teams, and similar environments might bring about changes to their own institutions.
Analysing students’ digital experience: key drivers and personas
Using the digital experience insights student data, we have used advanced statistical methods to investigate two questions:
1. What influences students’ ratings of their digital teaching and learning? (key drivers)
Here we use key driver analysis to identify the activities that could be improved in order to identify the important variables that most influence the students’ rating of digital teaching and learning. We will then go on to identify which of these are currently performing well and which are not (and could be the target of improvement).
2. Can we group individual learners in terms of their opinions and experience of the digital? (personas)
Here we use multiple correspondence analysis to plot the attitudes of students and identify how they cluster into groups. These are useful in considering how to approach and support the student population.
Lunch and networking
This is also a chance for you to add to the Ideas Wall - please share your views and reflections with us.
Exploring digital wellbeing
Jisc is supporting organisations to develop a holistic approach to developing the digital capabilities of staff and students through its building digital capability service. As part of the service, we have been exploring digital wellbeing.
This workshop will present our most recent definition of digital wellbeing with a focus on how organisations can support their staff and students in this area. We will explore what Jisc could be doing in this area and you will be encouraged to share your top tips on improving your own digital wellbeing.
Members showcase - PechaKucha style sessions
Members from the experts group are invited to showcase their current work or invite feedback on specific projects they are working on.
Good wifi = happy(ier) students?
Speaker: Rob Howe, head of learning technology, University of Northampton
Isn’t it obvious that a good wifi network is essential to student satisfaction? Whilst this has now become an assumption, there is little research on the actual direct impact to student experience. The Jisc digital experience insights data at Northampton has provided a unique opportunity to understand how wifi perceptions impact on learning, teaching and resource perspectives.
Helping designers design: proving learning designs using the e-Design and Assessment Tool (eDAT) and learning analytics methods’
Speaker: Helen Walmsley-Smith, e-learning development officer, Staffordshire University
Helen shares an overview of a SEDA project to test the usefulness of the eDAT when categorising online learning activities and representing learning designs. The eDAT representation offers an overview of the student experience of the online learning experience and invites designers to reflect, review and evaluate. The eDAT representations are quantifiable and can be used with retention, attainment and other data to effectively evaluate and compare online learning designs.
Framing well-being policies for our students: results from our digital toolkit research
Speaker: Debbie Holley, professor of learning innovation, faculty of health and social sciences, Bournemouth University
With Jisc starting to make inroads into digital wellbeing, it is timely to share the findings of our three year ‘ontology of digital toolkits’ study. The work comprises a comparative study of digital frameworks, covering amongst others the EU digital competence framework as well as the Jisc digital capability model; a thematic review of ‘grey’ materials ; an online survey from 31 TEL leaders from UK HEIs and finally seven in-depth interviews with TEL leaders.
Our findings indicate that staff attitudes to TEL remain problematic; students are not yet being fully developed as digital co-creators, and digital wellbeing is an area poorly covered sector wide. This PechaKucha will reflect on the possibilities going forward to support institutions as they continue to shape their policies toward the digital, and focus on the wellbeing findings.
Plenary and close
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 (email@example.com).
This event is now full for delegates. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for this event then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.