R & D project

Digital student

Exploring students expectations and experiences of using technology in HE, FE and skills


This project was archived on 31 July 2017

  • 1 year and 10 months

    Ended 31 Jul 2016

  • Budget:

    £50k to £250k

  • Expected outcome:


Digital literacy
Students with iMac
Creative Commons attribution information
©University of the Fraser Valley via Flickr

Our project partners

Association of Colleges (AoC)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)
National Union of Students (NUS)

Meet the project team

Sarah Knight
Sarah Knight

Head of change - student experience, Jisc

Dave White

Dave White

University of the Arts, London

Helen Beetham

Helen Beetham

Higher education consultant

Professor Rhona Sharpe

Professor Rhona Sharpe

Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Greg Benfield

Dr Greg Benfield

Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Elizabeth Browne

Dr Elizabeth Browne

School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Mateaxia Pavlakou

Dr Mateaxia Pavlakou

Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University

Marilyn Hockley

Marilyn Hockley

Independent consultant

Project timeline

This project ran until summer 2016

March digital experience insights blog

Welcome to the March digital experience insight blog post. These monthly blogs provide general tips and advice on how to run the insight...

Engaging students in the tracker

This post is guest authored by Tabetha and Mike from the tracker team. We thought you might like to see the faces behind tracker.support...

12 new learner stories now available

The idea for the Digital Learner Stories came from feedback at a consultation event at the end of the Jisc Digital student: Skills sector...

Seven weeks to go…

There are just over seven weeks to go before we close the door on data collection for this pilot version of the Digital Student...

Brief for leaders of providers supporting apprenticeships, adult, community and offender learning

#OLsuccess: into the weekend

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in #OLsuccess this week, whether you have taken our ten-minute survey , contributed to our ...

#OLsuccess Day 5: round-up

Yesterday we asked about help and support for online learning. Who supports you when you are learning online? Is it mainly the tutors and...

#OLsuccess day 4: round up

Today we asked people how they feel about different kinds of online learning. We wanted to ask this question to find out about some of...

#OLsuccess day 4: How do you feel…?

One of the key findings of our review of research into online learning is the importance of how learners feel about engaging online. Our...

#OLsuccess day 3: round-up

For today’s round-up I’m going to focus on the tips and strategies for success that online learners are sharing in our ...

#OLsuccess day 2: round-up

Twitter traffic has continued to build today, and there has been a lot of activity around the #uogapt conference as well as our dedicated...

#OLsuccess day 1: round-up

Phew. So we had well over 60 #OLsuccess tweets in response to our question ‘What do you like about being an online learner?’...

Launch of Digital Student Skills Study

We are delighted to launch phase 3 of the Digital Student project which will be exploring skills learners’ expectations and experiences...

Enhancing the student digital experience: a strategic approach

UCISA digital capabilities survey

Happy new year! At last I have got around to a blog post about the outcomes of the 2014 UCISA survey on digital capabilities (this link...

Some relevant national reports

Since we reported on the HE findings from our Digital Student work, several reports have been published that shed light on aspects of...

The power of the student voice

I was very fortunate to attend the recent QAA Quality Matters Conference in Birmingham. This is an annual conference which QAA run for...

Digital student project starts.