Author Archives: Sarah Knight

The McMaster Summer Institute for Students as Partners 2017: living and breathing partnership internationally

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

We are delighted to have a guest post from Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh: The McMaster Summer Institute for Students as Partners was first run in 2016 and brings together researchers and practitioners interested and active in Students as Partners (SaP) work across the world. … Read more

Student digital experience tracker 2017: the voice of 22,000 UK learners

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Universities and colleges are investing large sums of money on their digital environment both in terms of infrastructure, learning materials and supporting their staff with the development of their digital capabilities. But how do we know if the investment being made in these areas is impacting on our students’ digital experience? What do students’ expect … Read more

FE and Skills Coalition Meeting – The Apprenticeship Journey in a Digital Age

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

On the 10th May over 50 representatives from further education and skills across the UK attended the Jisc hosted FE and Skills coalition meeting in London. The theme of the meeting was the apprenticeship journey in a digital age. The aims of the meeting were to explore how we can embed technology throughout apprenticeship design, … Read more

Change agents’ network comes of age with the 5th annual CAN conference

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

I was privileged to work with the University of Exeter this year to organise the 5th annual conference of the Change agents’ network. The conference which took place on the 20 – 21 April was attended by 180 staff and students from universities and colleges across the UK. This year’s theme, Supporting effective partnerships, was … Read more

Four years on from FELTAG

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

This guest post is by Ros Smith, author of the updated Evolution of FELTAG guide. Over the last few months, I had the privilege to ‘talk FELTAG’ with some leading senior managers and practitioners in further education (FE). Why? It was time to take a fresh look at the impact of the FELTAG recommendations on … Read more

News from the Building digital capability project team

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

Although it has been quiet on the blog recently, we have been busy behind the scenes with some new developments. We will also be starting a series of blog posts in March 2017, to launch a suite of resources to support colleges and universities with the development of digital capability of their staff and students. … Read more

Student Digital Tracker February Update

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Our student digital experience tracker is well underway with many institutions having launched their surveys and are busy gathering students’ responses. With many colleges and universities designating February as ‘Digital February’ the month they will be promoting the tracker to their students, we thought it would be timely to offer an update on what we … Read more

Sharing practice between the UK and the Netherlands

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

As part of our collaboration with Surf Netherlands around innovation in learning and teaching, we held joint event hosted at the Jisc London offices on Tuesday 24 January 2017. The event was attended by 45 people including a Surf study group of about 20 staff from colleges and universitites. Delegates from the UK presented examples … Read more

International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP)

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Professor Mick Healy, on behalf of the IJSaP Editorial Board, has offered us an opportunity to share innovative UK practice on working in partnership with students with an international audience. We are delighted to let you know that about the launch of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP), a new open access journal … Read more

FE and Skills Coalition Meeting – Rethinking assessment and feedback with technology

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

We were delighted to welcome 50 representatives from further education, skills and adult learning providers to the Jisc hosted FE and Skills Coalition meeting held on 20 October in London. This was the second meeting of this group which has been established to support providers with working towards the recommendations of FELTAG. The group plays … Read more