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Digital student slides for ELESIG


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Presentation to ELESIG made with Dave White and Sarah Knight, including outcomes from that session in note form

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Digital student slides for ELESIG

  1. 1. Digital Student - Understanding students' expectations and experiences of the digital environment 26/03/2014 #digitalstudent
  2. 2. Welcome and introductions 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 2 Dave White, Co- manager ofTALL, University of Oxford @daveowhite Helen Beetham, Consultant in Higher Education @helenbeetham Paul Bailey, Senior Co- Design Manager, Jisc Sarah Knight, Senior Co- Design Manager, Jisc @sarahknight
  3. 3. Digital Student Project 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 3 » Digital Student phase  1  study  conducted  a  review  into  students’   expectations and experiences of the digital environment at university » The study reviewed existing research and survey evidence from institutions, as well as conducting original interviews and focus groups » Jisc and its co-design partners (UCISA, SCONUL, RLUK and RUGIT) are now supporting a consultation phase across the higher education sector which will inform the final guidance to institutions and further actions by Jisc and its partners » A parallel study in FE and Skills with similar consultation events will shortly get underway » Review of current practice in secondary schools is also underway » Find out more at #digitalstudent
  4. 4. Digital Student - Phase 1 12/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 4 » An initial study reviewed existing evidence about students' expectations and experiences of study in a digital environment. This includes both: › digital environment generally e.g. wifi, IT support, access to devices and printers › the study environment in its digital aspects e.g. how digital resources and media are used; what software students access, how they use their own devices and services to support learning › The study also looked at how universities collect, manage and analyse such information locally, and how they engage students in a productive dialogue about their digital experience.
  5. 5. Phase 1 - Literature review 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 5 › Access › BYOD › VLE › Computers – space › Support › Practice
  6. 6. Phase 2 - Schools 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 6 »Didactic not independent › Nat curriculum ? Digital Literacy › VLE (wide variation) – information › Grassroots practice from staff › Practice varies
  7. 7. School formed expectations 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 7 › Access to information = Quality › Exposure to digital tech = Competence › VLE – information › Discourse – not in tech in formal context › Formal competence = MS Office › Info/digi-lit?
  8. 8. Findings: institutional interviews 826/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  9. 9. Institutions are... » Looking for national guidance/data on student expectations and experiences » Horizon scanning – often expensively! » Finding (some) creative ways of engaging students » Working in partnership with students in a variety of ways » Struggling to manage student expectations » Unclear how to prepare students to study digitally » Unsure how to use data analytics, qualitative methods 926/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  10. 10. Findings: consultation process 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  11. 11. Ideas about HE2020 » Ubiquitous connectivity and data exchange » Blend of institutional/personal devices, services, licenses, networks (PLE) » All potentially  useful  content  ‘a  blink  away’ » Continuous digital recording of experience » Blend of formal (closed) and informal (open) learning » Use of personal learning data e.g. to provide faster, more personalised/adaptive feedback 1126/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  12. 12. Challenges for institutions » Integrating digital strategy and support » Bring your own device – risks, costs, opportunities » Preparing learners for digital practices » Responding to external challenges e.g. open data/ knowledge, globalisation, new markets, 'value of brand' » Engaging learners in meaningful dialogue / collaboration » Robustness of infrastructure, parity across sites » New pedagogic practices, staff confidence 1226/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  13. 13. More about our findings 1326/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  14. 14. Discuss and then share: What do we still need to find out about students' experiences and expectations... (a) nationally/collectively? (b) locally in our institutions? 1426/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  15. 15. Discuss and then share: • Disciplinary differences in terms of digital literacy and how digital tech supports/inhibits creativity • How do staff and students make judgements about quality of provision – course and environment? • How does transformational learning happen? • How do institutions communicate their vision and aspirations for students? • How do we support students to be more purposeful and aware digital practitioners? How do we frame our own digital purposes? 1526/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  16. 16. Discuss and then share: What are good methods for answering these questions? 1626/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  17. 17. Discuss and then share: What should institutions be doing as a priority to respond to students' changing expectations and needs? 1726/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  18. 18. Resources  for  your  use… 18 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  19. 19. Top tips cards 1926/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  20. 20. What is next - join the conversation » 26th March – UCISA Conference, Brighton » 1st April – ALTWebinar » 2nd April – HEAWales Conference » 6th May –SCHOMS/AUDE/UCISA event, Bhm » w/c 19th May – HELF event, details to follow » 21st May – Final event, London » Consultation event in Scotland (tbc) » Consultation event with SCONUL (tbc) » Consultation events with senior managers involved in Changing the Learning Landscape Programme » 3rd July – HEA Annual Conference 20 CCphilcampbellonFlickr 26/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  21. 21. Developing digital literacies infokit » Practical guidance, tools and approaches from the Jisc Developing digital literacies programme and beyond » ‘Top-down’  strategic  considerations  involved  in  developing  digital  literacies   across an institution » ‘on  the  ground’  view  of  what  this  means  in  practice  for  many  different  role   groups » Available from » Give us feedback at 2126/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student
  22. 22. Find  out  more… 02/04/2014 Developing digital literacies 22 Digital Student #digitalstudent Sarah Knight Paul Bailey Helen Beetham DaveWhite Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND