Author Archives: Helen Beetham

About Helen Beetham

I work as synthesis consultant on the JISC Curriculum Design programme, as well as advising on a number of other strands of the JISC e-learning programme. I work on a Digital Literacies project at the University of Exeter.

Tracker guidance available – new for 2017-18

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Along with new question sets for students we have fully updated the guidance for organisations using the tracker in 2017-18. From today you can access the updated Guides and a full walk-through of the tracker process on our Guidance page. Even if you have already committed to using the tracker there is useful information in … Read more

Tracker questions – sneak preview

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

If you’ve been following the 2017-18 Tracker you’ll know that we’ve released a version of the new question set (HE) for you to peek at. The FE questions use ‘college’ instead of ‘university’ but are otherwise the same. The questions for ACL, skills-based and online learners have some minor differences in the wording and the … Read more

Digital student tracker – time to commit!

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Today we’re launching the confirmation form for the Digital Student Experience Tracker 2017-18. You’ll automatically receive this form if you completed the first sign-up form. If you complete that first form now you’ll get the confirmation form within days – so if you haven’t committed yet, now is a good time to take the plunge. … Read more

What drives student satisfaction with their digital experience?

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

In reviewing the data from two major Tracker pilots, and other work done by the Digital Student projects, we have developed a deeper understanding of the elements of the student digital experience. We know that it centres on the course of study. Confident teaching staff, relevant learning activities, and up-to-date digital systems all contribute to … Read more

Discovery tool – what we learned and where we go next

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

From February until June this year, fourteen institutions ran a pilot of Jisc’s digital capabilities discovery tool (beta) with members of staff. If you are interested in joining an open pilot of a new version of the discovery tool, you can sign up on behalf of your institution here. A quick recap on the discovery … Read more

Why you should sign up for the 2017-18 Tracker!

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Last month we published a report from this year’s Student Digital Experience tracker project, representing the voice of 22,000 learners from across the UK. Findings from the project have attracted national and international interest, and we’re starting to see some exciting lessons about what makes a difference to the learning experience. But the main purpose … Read more

Our new Community of Practice sets sail

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

More than 90 digital capability specialists and enthusiasts came together for the launch of our Community of Practice at the University of Aston last week. Delegates heard from Sarah Knight about the resources Jisc has developed for the community, including the new Developing organisational approaches to digital capability online guide launched last week. But this … Read more

Digital professionals in education: an update

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

As part of the framework project in 2015 I was lucky enough to have conversations with key people in many of the professional organisations in UK HE and FE. It was great to find so much interest in the six elements model and so many different ideas for embedding it into practice. In addition to … Read more

Digital capabilities at Digifest: reports from Brighton, North Lindsey and Nottingham

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

We were at Digifest in Birmingham last week to launch the new and updated Digital capability resources, including a brand new series of organisational case studies and a synthesis report on their experiences. Key players from three of our case study institutions were there with us on Tuesday to speak about their experiences. Fiona Handley … Read more

Case studies: journeys towards digital expertise

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

New and updated resources in this post: Case studies: Anglia Ruskin University: A digital literacy framework for staff and students Bournemouth University: A new vision for learning University of Brighton: Digital literacies in professional development and the curriculum Epping Forest: Unleashing student creativity Glasgow Caledonian University: A focus on flexible curriculum design Hillcroft College: Small … Read more