JISC has commissioned Stamp Consulting to objectively evaluate the effectiveness and impact of a range of communication activities funded by the JISC e-Learning Programme between 2004 and 2009. Activities to be evaluated include printed publications (for example, the JISC Effective Practice guides), multimedia resources, workshops and online conferences. Findings from the evaluation will inform the e-Learning Programme’s future communication and dissemination approaches to ensure we are better meeting the needs of the community we serve.
Case studies which demonstrate the impact of previous communication activities will also be developed as a result of the project.
In order to evaluate communications activities, Stamp Consulting will use data from a variety of sources including JISC web statistics, previous evaluation surveys and press / internet cuttings. In addition, we will conduct telephone interviews in order to obtain more qualitative, in-depth information about how JISC e-Learning communications have impacted upon knowledge and practice amongst the target audience.
We would like to talk to a wide range of people, including practitioners, e-learning/ILT managers, staff and educational developers, learning resources staff and institutional managers working in HE and FE.. We have launched a short online survey which allows individuals to register their interest in participating, as well as collecting general information about awareness of JISC e-learning materials. We are also interested in collecting examples of the impact of JISC e-Learning communications on individual’s or institutional practice which have the potential to be developed into case studies for wider dissemination.
Those who participate in the survey will be eligible for entry into a prize draw to win a 32GB iPod touch. (Sorry, but members of the JISC executive are not eligible for the prize draw.) The survey closes on Sunday 25th April. The prize draw will take place during the w/c 4th May. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail by 7th May.
Stamp Consulting will then be in touch with a representative selection of individuals who have agreed to participate to arrange short telephone interviews of about 20-30 minutes. Telephone interviews will be between 4th – 21st May. These will include interviews relating to case studies which demonstrate the impact of JISC e-Learning communications and dissemination activities. Where possible the case study interviews will be followed up by institutional visits.
Findings from the evaluation together with the case studies will be available from the JISC website later this year.
If you would like to take part in the online survey, or to register your interest in participating in the telephone interviews, please click on the following link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GLLXNJH
If you would like more information about the evaluation process before you take part, please visit http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/elearningcommsevaluation.aspx