Jisc’s research into students’ experiences and expectations of technology began in 2006 with the Learners’ Experiences of e-Learning programme. This became a reference study for the sector and helped change the way institutions understand students’ experiences with technology. Studies in partnership with the British Library, and work carried out by Jisc’s recent ‘Developing Digital Literacies' programme, have furthered our understanding of students' digital practices and needs. Now, through Jisc’s Co-Design programme, the Digital Student project has brought us up to date with how students' expectations are changing and what institutions are doing to keep up with them.
This workshop will offer delegates an opportunity to engage with the findings and recommendations from the Digital Student study and to consider what impact these could have in their own institutional context. A large part of the session will be taken up with a scenario planning activity in which delegates explore different outcomes depending on whether or not institutions rise to the digital challenge. There will be an opportunity to share effective approaches and to inform the next phase of activities being planned by Jisc to support the Digital Student Experience into the future.