Category Archives: Digital student

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Student Tracker: new and improved!

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

I’m genuinely excited about the new question set for the Student Digital Experience Tracker. For the first pilot we cut things down to the bare essentials. We wanted the service to be simple, reliable, to achieve a high completion rate, and to demonstrate a demand. We made a  number of compromises to arrive at questions … Read more

Tracker: Alt-C workshop and open beta pilot

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

After a highly successful initial pilot of the Jisc Student digital experience Tracker, we’re delighted to launch the open beta phase. Participating institutions will gather data about their learners’ digital experiences and expectations, and compare the results with others in their sector. The Tracker is now a well-developed and proven tool, and some minor changes … Read more

Online learners: key findings and upcoming events

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

We are pleased to publish the final report from our study into the expectations and experiences of online learners: What makes a successful online learner? You can catch up with the study team at ALT-C 2016, where we will be presenting some of our findings on Wednesday 8th September (10.25 in the Ensemble Room). A … Read more