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.

Digital discovery tool: please give us your feedback!

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

Over the last few weeks we’ve been immersed in individual feedback on the experience of using the Digital discovery tool. This has meant some significant revisions to the content and format of the questions for staff, as described in an earlier post. As we are now at the end of the pilot we’ll be able to compare feedback … Read more

More support for tracker reporting – and your feedback please!

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Feedback on Tabetha’s powerpoint template and excel file has been overwhelmingly positive – thank you everyone who has got back to us to say how useful these have been. You can download both files from our previous blog post. (The excel spreadsheet now has a minor update to improve the formulae – the links remain the same.) As we’re … Read more

Discovery tool: understanding the questions

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

We have just been through an interim analysis of feedback from staff users of the Digital discovery tool. Thank you for directing so many staff to complete the feedback form – 225 general staff and 150 teaching staff have done so already, and it has been an invaluable resource. The feedback so far has been very positive, … Read more

Time to analyse and present your tracker data

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

  UK trackers are now closed, and we can confirm we’ve collected over 39,000 responses from around 90 UK institutions. That’s almost double last year’s response rate and number of institutions engaged. After all the hard work of engaging students, we know that data analysis can seem daunting. That’s why this year we want to make it really … Read more

Engaging users with the Digital discovery tool

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

There are only a few weeks to go before we wrap up this pilot phase of the the Digital discovery tool, but still time to get new users involved. Some pilot sites have finished engaging users and are now evaluating how things have gone, but others are still looking for staff and students to give the discovery tool a try. There are five … Read more

Organisational data available

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

If you are part of our organisational pilot of the Digital discovery tool, you will now have access to your data dashboard with visual results from your staff users. Guidance for accessing and reading your data visualisations can be found here. There is also a collaborate webinar on Tuesday 17 April at 13:00 which will walk you through the … Read more

Using Discovery tool data to refine the questions and scoring

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

Thanks to the aggregate data we are getting from our first pilot users, we have been able to compare the median scores for each of the questions asked, and look at some other stats across the different assessments. We were pleased to see from the first data returns that ‘depth’ and ‘breadth’ questions produce the medians we would expect, … Read more

Making use of your tracker data: a flower-arranger’s guide

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

As the last of the snow melts (we hope!) and the daffodils straighten up for spring, you probably also have a fresh crop of tracker data blooming in your BOS dashboard. Although this is a beautiful and heart-lifting sight, we know that data also brings a sense of responsibility. How will you interpret the findings, and how will you … Read more

Piloting the Digital discovery tool with students

Originally posted on Jisc Building Digital Capability Blog .

While our current pilot projects have been getting the Discovery tool into the hands of staff, we’ve been working behind the scenes on the student version. We’re pleased to say that this is user testing well, with students particularly keen on the detailed final report. We’ll be promoting this more positively to learners as the … Read more

Organisational issues – what are we learning?

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Today we’re discussing the third element of our 360 degree perspective.  Alongside student and teaching staff feedback we have data from the organisational perspective. If you’re engaged in the Tracker pilot this year you will have answered questions about ten organisational factors when you confirmed your place on the project. We’ve been keeping this data … Read more