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This is a meeting of the student experience experts group (formerly the learning and teaching experts group). The meeting is an opportunity for experts to support our work in enhancing the digital student experience and engage in discussions around current and future plans.
Participants will benefit from:
- Hearing about Jisc’s current and future plans through our digital futures ‘Visions’
- Understanding how digital capabilities can be applied in their college or university
- Learning about new ways of engaging staff in curriculum design and delivery
- Trying out our new diagnostic/ self-assessment tools and exploring new guides for scaling up online learning and assessment and feedback
- Sharing and learning from best practice examples presented by other members of the group
Wednesday 20 April
Tea, coffee and pastries served.
Welcome and introduction
Includes an update to the Jisc student experience work.
Head of change - student experience, Jisc
Jisc visions for higher education learning and teaching and further education and skills
Developing the digital capabilities of our staff
This session will offer an overview of Jisc work on supporting the development of staff digital capabilities together with the work which is being undertaken for the FE and skills online CPD service.
Lead speaker: Sarah Davies, head of change, student experience, Jisc.
Experts will then have an opportunity to select one of the three parallel workshops for further discussion of these areas.
1. How does the digital capability framework relate to my context?
Speaker: Sarah Davies, head of change, student experience, Jisc.
This session will provide an overview of the Jisc digital capability framework and how the resulting resources can be applied to your context.
2. Implementing the digital capability service in my college or university
Speaker: James Clay, project manager, Jisc.
So how do you build digital capability within your institution? The proposed Jisc digital capability service provides a framework, audit and diagnostic tools and an online offer of activities and CPD. However this is only part of the story, there are key challenges and potential enablers within every institution.
This workshop will enable participants to work together to identify the potential barriers, blockers and challenges an organisation will face in building digital capability and think about the potential enablers that will allow them to maximise the impact of the Jisc digital capability service to improve the skills and effectiveness of staff across their organisation.
3. FE and skills online CPD service
Speaker: Sarah Dunne, senior co-design manager, Jisc.
Jisc is developing a new online continuing professional development (CPD) service for the further education and skills sector to improve the digital technology skills of practitioners and to increase their confidence and expertise in digital delivery and developing blended learning.
This session will offer participants the opportunity of learning more about this service.
Tea and coffee available.
Time to contribute to our ideas wall via Padlet (available on the day of the event).
Innovation in blended delivery – new ways of engaging staff in rethinking their curriculum design and delivery
This session will share the innovative approaches Blackburn College are using to support their staff with integrating technology into the curriculum and the session will include discussion activities.
Head of e-learning, Blackburn College
A chance to add to the ideas wall via Padlet (available on the day of the event).
Delegates have the opportunity to attend two out of the following three workshops.
1. Scaling up online learning workshop
Speaker: Heather Price, senior co-design manager, Jisc
This workshop will provide delegates with an overview of both the Scaling up online learning diagnostic tool prototype and the new Jisc Scaling up online learning guides and will help delegates make the best of these new resources.
The session will start with an introduction to the recently released Jisc Scaling up online learning guides:
It will be followed by a demonstration of the forthcoming Online learning readiness tool which takes users through key questions to help identify their personal readiness for creating, delivering or supporting online learning and, based on these results, provides links to useful resources and guides.
2. Transforming assessment and feedback with technology
Speaker: Lisa Gray, senior co-design manager, Jisc.
This session will help you get the most out of the recently launched Jisc assessment and feedback resources.
The suite of resources includes a series of guides covering the whole assessment and feedback lifecycle, various assessment themes, process improvement and system selection around electronic management of assessment (EMA). This will be accompanied by a self-assessment tool which will enable you to assess the state of readiness for EMA either across your institution or at a more localised level. The outcome will be a set of recommended actions and suggested resources tailored to your needs.
This session will provide an opportunity to explore the resources and help us develop some user stories to understand how to help others make best use of them.
3. New Jisc co-design project consultation
Speaker and details tbc.
Members from the group are invited to showcase their current work or invite feedback on specific projects they are working on.
Showcase 1 – LexDis
Speaker: E.A Draffin, University of Southampton.
LexDis 2.0 is supported by researchers in the ECS accessibility team (University of Southampton) to allow us to share strategies related to the use of technology for studying.
The idea is to collect strategies with the help of participating students along with comments from any of you who are willing to contribute to this collaborative project.
Visit the LexDis website for more information.
Showcase 2 – Curriculum design, employability and digital identity
Speaker: Liz Bennett, University of Huddersfield
This session will explain how the University of Huddersfield has been using an appreciative inquiry model to support course teams in curriculum development in the process of embedding digital literacy in the curriculum. They have extended this approach to focus on employability and digital identity using the ViewPoint approach.
Showcase 3 - Using a digital capabilities framework for CPD and community building
- Dr Mark Childs, senior lecturer technology enhanced learning (TEL), Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Deveopment (OCSLD), Oxford Brookes University
- Richard Francis, digital services and learning technology manager, Oxford Brookes University.
At Oxford Brookes the Jisc/NUS benchmarking the student digital experience tool is the first step in implementing a university-wide staff developmental programme for TEL and as the basis for community building.
The intention is to place student experiences as the focus of any planned intervention. For each characteristic within the tool staff can upload and access best practice, discover colleagues who have already implemented practice in that area and discuss their experiences. The website also contains information on how the tool can be used to support professional development.
It will be used as a mechanism to conduct institutional audits, and for any staff to self-audit, look towards where their practice could be developed, then review the supporting material for that next step. The tool has been used as the basis for a series of workshops and preliminary feedback has been obtained.
This session will demonstrate the tool and share the feedback. It is hoped that colleagues within the group will have further recommendations for improvements to the tool, suggestions for its use and perhaps collaborate on sharing best practice within it.
Showcase 4 - Digital credentials: What are the challenges for institutions in recognising Students’ wider achievements to increase motivation, engagement as well as employability?
Speaker: Ruth Drysdale, senior co-design manager, Jisc.
Share your expertise, experience and opinions with other delegates in this session as we explore what the institutional barriers and opportunities are, or could be to using innovative ways to recognise and verify students achievements with digital credentials. Students can showcase these verifiable digital credentials that links to evidence of their achievement and present themselves to new audiences.
Sharing this information digitally can offer new global matching opportunities and services. Information gathered will be used by Jisc to inform our emerging digital solutions in this space.
Senior co-design manager, Jisc
University of Southampton
Oxford Brookes University
Dr Mark Childs
Oxford Brookes University
University of Huddersfield
Tea and coffee available.
Who should attend
Members of the student experience experts group.
Please share your views and reflections with us by going to padlet.com/sarahknight/experts16 (available on the day of the event).
Dates of next meetings
- Thursday 23 June 2016
- Wednesday 12 October 2016
Both meetings will take place at The Studio, Birmingham.
- Future of technology in education presentation
- Using a digital capabilities matrix for continuing professional development (CPD) presentation
- Digital credentials: a brief overview of open badges presentation
- Delivering online learning: are you ready? presentation
- Student experience experts meeting presentation
- Lexdis - technology strategies for studying presentation
- Lexdis wireframes presentation
- Curriculum design, employability and digital identity presentation
- Digital capability service presentation
- Online CPD service for further education and skills presentation
- Electronic management of assessment presentation
- Implementing the digital capability service in my college or university presentation
- Prezi of Deborah Millar's session on innovation in blended delivery
- Storify from the event
For more information contact Sarah Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org).