Digital technologies have the potential to make a positive impact on so many areas of the student experience. This makes digital interventions a high priority but the inter-relationship between so many aspects also makes it extremely complex.
Comprehensively enhancing the digital student experience can therefore only successfully be achieved by taking a whole-institution approach and with the active engagement of all stakeholders.
Some suggestions for how you might take this work forward include:
- Ensure digital activities are referenced in all major strategies
- Use the Jisc NUS student digital experience benchmarking tool to help you assess what your organisation is already doing to support students' digital practices and what it could do to make things better.
- Investigate student’s expectations of the digital environment using our enhancing the digital experience for students: conversations that count postcards
- Review your current situation using our NUS student digital benchmarking tool.
- Identify who will lead the digital vision in your institution, a strategy for distributed leadership and devolved implementation
- Consider which staff would benefit from e-learning leadership training and explore the most appropriate options (you may like to consider our digital leaders programme or the online course developing leaders for a digital age led by Oxford Brookes University)
- Explore how digital interventions can satisfy other institutional priorities
- Visit our blog to see Mark Stubbs' five top tips to enhance the student experience and Allen Crawford-Thomas’ post on five steps for embedding technology use in colleges
Develop workload models and reward structures that support and encourage staff to address the enhancement of the digital student experience as a part of their remit.