Digital student slides 21st May 2014


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Slides for the Jisc/UCISA/AUDE/SCHOMS consultation event on the Jisc Digital Student study, May 2014.

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Digital student slides 21st May 2014

  1. 1. Digital Student - Students' expectations and experiences of learning in a digital environment 21/05/2014 #digitalstudent
  2. 2. Welcome and introductions 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 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 2
  3. 3. In partnership with SCHOMS, UCISA and AUDE 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 3
  4. 4. Aims of today: » gain an understanding of the outcomes of the Jisc 'Digital Student' project to date » share examples of good practice in developing the digital environment to meet students' aspirations and needs » learn more about how students can be involved in this process » plan actions for your own institution » prioritise actions at a national level to support institutions in this area » A chance to shape conclusions and inform the next phase of activities » » Reflection pro-forma 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 4
  5. 5. Digital Student Project 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student » 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 is about to begin » Review of current practice in secondary schools is also underway » Find out more at #digitalstudent 5
  6. 6. More about our findings 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 6
  7. 7. In partnership with SCHOMS, UCISA and AUDE 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 7
  8. 8. Your opportunity to inform and influence »11:20 Activity 1: What are we doing well? »12:10 Activity 2: What support do institutions want? »13:50 Formulating a response »14:20 Managing and engaging with student expectations 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student Digital Student 8
  9. 9. Questions for us to consider today »What do students expect from the digital environment at university? »How well do you think universities are meeting those expectations? »What do you think a really transformational learning environment would look like? »How are universities developing that vision? 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student Digital Student 9
  10. 10. Meeting the threshold 12/03/2014 Jisc Digital Student 10 Access BYOD VLE Computers – space Support Practice
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  12. 12. 21/05/2014 Reflection point 12
  13. 13. 'Building the vision': the limits of threshold expectations Prior experience ('the box') 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 13
  14. 14. Prior experience ('the box') Best expectations 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 14 'Building the vision': the limits of threshold expectations
  15. 15. Prior experience ('the box') Best expectations What will enable me to achieve my best 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 15 'Building the vision': the limits of threshold expectations
  16. 16. Transactional vs transformational Transactional Transformational Accessing networks Accessing hardware and software Accessing general and course-related information Signing on to university systems Booking appointments Submitting work, receiving grades Sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue Encountering threshold concepts and practices Developing independent study habits Collaborating on projects Producing new digital artefacts Reflecting, reviewing, revising Reference management, data analysis, e-journals, specialist tools... Expectations largely established in advance by transactions with other service providers Expectations largely established during studies in dialogue with tutors and peers 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 16
  17. 17. Things students don't expect » To build their own apps and services on university data » To contribute to a public research site or scholarly wiki » To work in a collaborative environment with professionals » To track their progress using analytics » To have online coaching from employers or alumni » To support other students/staff to use digital tech and media » To create and share their own maps... 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 17
  18. 18. 'Building the vision': imagination 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 18
  19. 19. A vision for the digital environment » Ubiquitous connectivity and data exchange: all potentially useful content ‘a blink away’ » Continuous digital recording of experience » Personal environment of devices, licenses, apps and services, networks, information sources » Blend of formal (closed) and informal (open) learning » Use of personal data/records to provide more responsive, adaptive learning 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 19
  20. 20. A vision for the digital environment 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 20
  21. 21. 'Building the vision': evidence 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 21
  22. 22. Data from Summer of Innovation 2013 Students 'really want' to: » Network with like-minded others, learn from peers » Keep track of progress » Revise effectively; engage more effectively with lectures; receive more personalised feedback » Manage study time and develop good study habits » Enhance engagement with and impact of research (PGRs) 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 22
  23. 23. Data from HeLF survey May 2014 » BYOD policy for staff 22% » BYOD policy for students 18% » Switch-it-on (appropriate use) policy for students <10% » Institutional tablet loan scheme for students <10% (n=48) 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 23
  24. 24. Evidence from our (brief) survey of institutions » Looking for national data on student expectations, practices and experiences; also horizon scanning » Engaging students in a variety of ways but... » … struggling to manage student expectations » Unclear how to prepare students to study digitally » Unsure how to use data analytics, qualitative methods,... » Uncertain what role the digital environment plays in the overall student experience 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 24
  25. 25. Challenges identified by institutions » Tension between innovative/open and secure/closed » Operationalising digital strategies and priorities » Bring your own device – risks, costs, opportunities – implications for infrastructure and estates » Responding to external challenges e.g. open data/ knowledge, globalisation, new markets, 'value of brand' » Robustness of infrastructure, parity across multiple sites 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 25
  26. 26. What institutions (say they) want » Information collated (e.g. from institutional and national surveys) and horizon scanning undertaken nationally » Advice on local information gathering and student engagement, e.g. sample surveys, focus group protocols, crowdsourcing software/services, student partnership tools » Examples of BYOD/build your own service approaches which deliver a robust transactional experience (and ideally a transformational learning experience) e.g. case studies, evaluated examples, shared ideas 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 26
  27. 27. More about our findings 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 27
  28. 28. 21/05/2014 Reflection point 28
  29. 29. Activity 1:What are we doing well? #digitalstudent 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 29
  30. 30. Activity 2: What support do institutions need? #digitalstudent 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 30
  31. 31. Feedback - challenges Engaging vice chancellors in this agenda – need to develop people as well as buildings and infrastructure Staff workload – difficult to do anything different/new Updating practice and knowledge as fast as it is changing Effective move from providing infrastructure/services to supporting people in a mixed environment (especially for IT services) Digital expertise and policy can be very fragmented in institutions Providing consistency of service and parity of experience while encouraging innovation and variety in learning/teaching 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 31
  32. 32. Feedback: support for institutions Transition project looking at school/HE interface wrt digital practice Model for assessing maturity of organisations in terms of getting towards that vision Study into what is typically mandated/transactional, and what has to vary depending on context and subject of study 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 32
  33. 33. Feedback and setting the scene for this afternoon 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 33 #digitalstudent
  34. 34. Formulating a response Simon Birkett (SCHOMS), Jim Nottingham (UCISA) and Paul Bailey (Jisc) 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 34
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  37. 37. 21/05/2014 Next Steps: Reflection point 37
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  40. 40. In the hot seat… Simon Birkett (SCHOMS), Jim Nottingham (UCISA) and Paul Bailey (Jisc) chaired by Dave White 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 40
  41. 41. More about our findings 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 41
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  43. 43. Resources for your use… 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 43
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  45. 45. Top tips cards 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 45
  46. 46. What is next - join the conversation » 22nd May – HELF event, Leeds » 10th June - Consultation event with RSC Scotland, Glasgow » 24th June - Learning andTeaching Experts meeting Bristol » 3rd July – HEA Annual Conference, Birmingham » 8th July - APT Conference, University of Greenwich » 16th July – Final consultation meeting, Birmingham CCphilcampbellonFlickr 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 46
  47. 47. 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 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student 47
  48. 48. Find out more… 21/05/2014 Jisc Digital Student Digital Student #digitalstudent Sarah Knight Paul Bailey Helen Beetham DaveWhite Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 48