FE Digital Student focus groups just finished

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

We’re happy to report that on Thursday, 11 December, we finished the last of the FE Digital Student learner focus groups. We’re really grateful to the six Colleges who provided for their support in organising these events with us: Borders College, Sussex Downs College, Activate Learning, Myerscough College, City of Bristol College, Coleg Gwent 220 … Read more

Principles of Student Engagement

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

On Tuesday 2 December I attended The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP) Principles of Student Engagement conversation event held at the Institute for Education. The Student Engagement Partnership supports, develops and promotes student engagement activity in the higher education sector in England. The-Principles-of-Student-Engagementhave been created through a review of literature on student engagement since 2010, including … Read more

Some relevant national reports

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Since we reported on the HE findings from our Digital Student work, several reports have been published that shed light on aspects of students’ digital experiences. This is a brief round-up and commentary (views expressed are my own). The HEA’s UK Engagement Survey (UKES) aims to help institutions understand and improve students’ personal engagement with … Read more

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