The Jisc Digital Student project has investigated the expectations and experiences of technology provision held by students coming into higher education, and also funded a small review of current practice within secondary schools. The further education and skills project ran between 1 June 2014 and 30 April 2015 in order to extend the findings of the Digital Student project to further education and skills.
The project undertook a comprehensive desk review based on 63 reports from the FE and Skills sector, conducted 12 focus groups with 220 learners across six general FE colleges, and contributed to six national consultation events and several other dissemination events. The project has produced a range of resources, trialled and iteratively improved through the consultation events in order to support staff in FE to understand the experiences of all learners when using technology, and to design services which meet their needs. The project resources can be used by colleges to gather experiences and expectations from their own learners. Recommendations are made for colleges, and for Jisc and its sector partners.