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Presentation at the 28th HeLF event at Strathclyde in March 2013. It describes Edge Hill University's annual student eLearning survey that aims to provide a snapshot of student ownership, use and ...

Presentation at the 28th HeLF event at Strathclyde in March 2013. It describes Edge Hill University's annual student eLearning survey that aims to provide a snapshot of student ownership, use and expectations technology to support their elearning. There is now 5 years worth of data which is being used to identify trends and inform practices and developments.

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    What are they telling us? Our starting point for meeting learner needs and expectations What are they telling us? Our starting point for meeting learner needs and expectations Presentation Transcript

    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls What are they telling us? Our starting point for meeting learner needs and expectations Lindsey Martin Assistant Head of Learning Services Learning, ICT & Media Technologies)
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls • Annual survey started December 2008 as prelude to Institutional Audit 2010 • Takes pulse of VLE, TEL and strategy • A snapshot that provides rich pictures of student ownership, use and expectations of technology • Important tool in enabling us to develop our practices to meet preferences and expectations of our students • Now have 5 years worth of data and can identify trends – not simply anecdotal Background
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls VLE Health Check
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Other technologies for T&L … • Facebook is the coffee shop compared to the VLE classroom • Want to be able to use mobile devices in classrooms • Blogs and wikis gaining in popularity but still niche • Few suggestions from students of what other tools/technologies could be used
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Preferred places of study Library consistently most preferred study space outside classes: 1. Quiet/silent areas most popular 2. Ground floor social space third popular 3. The Hub – central social space 4. 24/7 open access PC space
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Student Device ownership
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Use of University WIFI Use WIFI spaces nearly every day • Useful to check assumptions around device use – 2 years ago library removed 20 open access PCs that have now been replaced and added to • Installing additional power supply for laptops/mobile recharging in spaces not designed for user-owned devices
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Mobile Device Activity In general In University WIFI spaces • Accessing lecture notes before/during lectures • Receiving notifications via VLE • Students without smartphone or tablet feeling excluded • Many students were accessing VLE on mobile devices before bespoke app (Blackboard Mobile Learn)
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Off Campus Experience
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls On Campus experience
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls • Survey feedback around device ownership, use and students wanting a Blackboard ‘app’ was crucial for the Mobile Learn business case • Mobile Learn provided a catalyst for a wider conversation about the potential of mobile – multi-professional, collaborative working • Mobile Learn use continues to increase rapidly – awareness-raising, clinics, bespoke and central staff development e.g Help! My mobile is smarter than me! • Case studies providing evidence that mobile ‘friendly’ courses can enhance teaching and learning e.g. discussion forum use has significantly increased on programmes that have embraced mobile • Re-thinking student technical and learner support – mental model of a student sat at a PC is no longer the norm – could be using one of a variety of devices • Looking at classroom/lecture theatre AV provision to support multi-platform, multi-device ownership Some responses
    • edgehill.ac.uk/ls Lindsey Martin Lindsey.Martin@edgehill.ac.uk Student eLearning Survey Collection http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1348/ LearningEdge blog post: Blackboard Mobile and Clinical Education http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/learningedge/2012/12/12/blackboard-mobile- and-clinical-education/ More information …