Digital learning – what the learners say

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

I had a brilliant day at the NUS FEstival 2014 conference today in Milton Keynes. The conference is run annually and supports new learner reps with getting involved in the key issues relating to their experiences as FE learners. This is an annual event for students’ unions and learner voice staff in further education colleges. … Read more

End-user perspectives on the challenges

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

As part of the next phase of the project we’ll be exploring the prioritised challenges identified through a series of visualisations and key statements. We would like to ask for your help in bringing these challenges to life, and would like you to share anecdotes, experiences and stories from your and your users’ perspectives. You […] Read more

Centralising Feedback

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Many institutions struggle to provide truly developmental support for learners because of difficulties in storing and accessing feedback at a programme level. This is a particular problem for personal tutors who need to understand how students are performing across a range of units, but may not teach on any of those units and thus do […] Read more

Change Agents’ Network Advisory Group meeting

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

On Tuesday 18th November, the Advisory Group for the Change Agents’ Network met in London to discuss progress of the network and to ensure co-ordination and collaboration between partners and related student engagement initiatives. It was a productive meeting and we are very fortunate to have the support and participation of NUS, The Student Engagement … Read more

MOOCs and more: teaching, learning and responding to student demand.

I was recently asked to speak at an event on MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning. I was part of a panel discussing what we can learn from MOOCs to apply to technology-enhanced learning, and how to support technology-enhanced learning more generally. This is something I could happily discuss for hours, so it was something of a … Read more

EMA and Service Design

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Having identified the challenges we are all facing around EMA and had some discussion around what you see as the priorities, we are aiming to use service design approaches to help us move towards solutions. Service design takes a holistic view of the customer experience: it helps us co-create and validate with users what the […] Read more