Author Archives: Ellen Lessner

Key themes from the Digital Learner Stories now available

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Helen Beetham has now completed a comprehensive summary of the key themes that have emerged from the Digital Learner stories. The summary takes key themes from the 12 different learners’ stories and allows the learners voices to explore each theme in turn. Highlights of the summary include the following. Key benefits of digital learning for … Read more

Early bird registration for CAN 2017: Extended until 5 March

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Registration for CAN 2017 is  open  and the early bird rates are  available until 5 March.  The 5th annual CAN conference on 20 & 21 April is a fantastic opportunity for students and staff from across the UK to share good practice and honest reflections on the importance of working in partnership to improve the … Read more

12 new learner stories now available

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

The idea for the Digital Learner Stories came from feedback at a consultation event at the end of the Jisc Digital student: Skills sector study.  Participants remarked that it would be useful to have real learner voices talking briefly about their digital experiences in various post-16 sectors.  This would be a resource to help groups … Read more

Call for Contributions: 2017 Change Agents’ Network Conference at the University of Exeter

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

The University of Exeter is proud to be hosting the 5th annual Change Agents’ Network Conference, which is being supported by Jisc on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April 2017 at the Streatham Campus in Exeter. You can now register for the conference here. Please note early bird rates are until 23:59 on Wednesday 22nd … Read more

‘Students as Partners in learning and teaching in higher education’

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Posted on behalf of Rebecca Rochon, Senior Lecturer in Education, Buckinghamshire New University: I’ve got a bit of the Monday blues- I’ve returned from my native Canada where I was fortunate enough to attend last week’s ‘Students as Partners in learning and teaching in higher education’ organised by the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Enhancement … Read more

Birmingham City University: Student Academic Partners – Case study published

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Posted on behalf of Clare Killen: Launched in December 2008, the student academic partners scheme (SAP) brings together project teams of students and staff working in partnership on initiatives designed to improve the student experience.  This case study outlines how the SAP scheme was developed and how it has impacted on student engagement and the … Read more

Technology in prisons; untapped potential?

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Posted on behalf of Nick Jeans, Senior Consultant (Learning Technology) at Sero. Our learner focus groups have concluded with a couple of visits to prisons, which have been particularly interesting. Shotts prison near Glasgow is a Category A, high security establishment, while Channings Wood in Devon is a Category C: not remotely open but perhaps … Read more

Take part in a growing project to put partnership on the map!

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Posted on behalf of Rebecca Rochon, Senior Lecturer in Education, Buckinghamshire New University: Whether you call it partnership or it’s just the way your organisation works, we know that the way students and staff work together is both changing and driving change. If your organisation is involved in partnership activities, we invite you to complete … Read more