Student Profiler – an introduction
What is the Student Profiler? <ul><li>Interactive tool for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Allows them to reflect on potential coh...
Potential benefits of tool <ul><li>Reflective tool  –  student-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts staff to opportunities/ris...
Initial development of concept <ul><li>Tool in beta  –  initial concept, prototype </li></ul><ul><li>May change in look/fe...
Development – visual concept (1) <ul><li>From OU idea  –  spider diagram  –  needed to be more generic/prompting </li></ul>
Development – visual concept (2) <ul><li>From CETL R&R project  –  Life and Health Sciences  –  ‘Wheel of Life’ </li></ul>
Rationale for visual design <ul><li>Good starting point for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Can drill down for more informati...
Demo of Student Profiler
Potential student profile categories <ul><li>Cohort size </li></ul><ul><li>Range of student abilities </li></ul><ul><li>In...
Task – evaluation of categories (1) <ul><li>Potential categories on sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Task  –  which categories do y...
Developing the tool <ul><li>Question in survey to staff (what factors are important when planning for your teaching)  </li...
Moving it forward <ul><li>Ask groups to feedback on the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Usefulnes...
Areas for discussion <ul><li>Are these the right categories? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the wheel the right approach? </li></ul>...
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An introduction to the demo tool which is in development, the Student Profiler. This tool gives HE staff a chance to reflect on their potential student cohort and the issues surrounding that cohort.

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  • Student Profiler Introduction

    1. 2. Student Profiler – an introduction
    2. 3. What is the Student Profiler? <ul><li>Interactive tool for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Allows them to reflect on potential cohort for a course/module </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Who are my students?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Student Profiler lets staff experiment with potential scenarios – ‘what if’ </li></ul><ul><li>Aim – to think about course, student perspective </li></ul>
    3. 4. Potential benefits of tool <ul><li>Reflective tool – student-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts staff to opportunities/risks of potential cohorts </li></ul><ul><li>Lets them personalise courses – tailoring the course experience to the cohort </li></ul><ul><li>Matching course with the student experience </li></ul>
    4. 5. Initial development of concept <ul><li>Tool in beta – initial concept, prototype </li></ul><ul><li>May change in look/feel, content categories, potential outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for feedback – all aspects of tool </li></ul>
    5. 6. Development – visual concept (1) <ul><li>From OU idea – spider diagram – needed to be more generic/prompting </li></ul>
    6. 7. Development – visual concept (2) <ul><li>From CETL R&R project – Life and Health Sciences – ‘Wheel of Life’ </li></ul>
    7. 8. Rationale for visual design <ul><li>Good starting point for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Can drill down for more information/hints </li></ul><ul><li>Straightforward visual output for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Generic but still gives useful picture of student group </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, easy to understand visual concept – at-a-glance view of cohort in wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Slider easy to use/amend </li></ul>
    8. 9. Demo of Student Profiler
    9. 10. Potential student profile categories <ul><li>Cohort size </li></ul><ul><li>Range of student abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Prior subject experience </li></ul><ul><li>First choice of course </li></ul><ul><li>Professional/vocational focus of course </li></ul><ul><li>Practical/skills based focus of course </li></ul><ul><li>Need for tutor support </li></ul><ul><li>Need for flexible pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Peer interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio of tutors to students </li></ul>
    10. 11. Task – evaluation of categories (1) <ul><li>Potential categories on sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Task – which categories do you think are most important? </li></ul><ul><li>10 dots – highlight student profile categories you think are most important </li></ul><ul><li>More importance – use more dots in one category if you wish – spread how you like </li></ul><ul><li>E .g. 5 dots in most important, 2 in less important </li></ul>
    11. 12. Developing the tool <ul><li>Question in survey to staff (what factors are important when planning for your teaching) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- sent to 21 staff, 4 responses to date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JISC Curriculum design cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Working groups in Ulster </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups within the University </li></ul><ul><li>Selected students </li></ul>
    12. 13. Moving it forward <ul><li>Ask groups to feedback on the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Usefulness </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Potential outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying where tool could be used </li></ul>
    13. 14. Areas for discussion <ul><li>Are these the right categories? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the wheel the right approach? </li></ul><ul><li>How to word the outputs – opportunities/risks or hints/tips </li></ul><ul><li>Where to get feedback information for staff </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything missing? </li></ul>

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