Pilot of the Student/Learner digital experience tracker
Following feedback on the Digital Student Data service from the consultation events to date, expert input, and intensive testing of the questions with learners from HE and FE, we are now ready to pilot a beta version of the digital experience tracker with a small number of universities, colleges and skills providers from March to July 2016.
The Student/Learner digital experience tracker enables universities, colleges and skills providers to:
• gather evidence from learners about their digital experience, and track changes over time
• make better informed decisions about the digital environment
• target resources for improving digital provision
• plan other research, data gathering and student engagement around digital issues
• demonstrate quality enhancement and student engagement to external bodies and to students themselves
The tracker is based on a concise set of questions which have been tested with HE and FE students for readability and ease of response. It builds on resources such as the Jisc/NUS Digital Student Experience benchmarking tool, and the Jisc guide to Enhancing the Digital Student Experience: a strategic approach. The questions cover issues that are important to learners and/or to staff with a focus on the learning experience.
Institutions using the tracker will receive data in BOS (a widely used online survey service), a guidance sheet exploring how best to respond to what students are telling you, and links to relevant resources from Jisc.
Applying to join the pilot
To apply to be part of the pilot process you will need to complete a series of questions about your aims, your learner cohort, and how you will carry out the process. This is an opportunity to consider your overall strategy and current priorities for supporting your students’ digital experience. This online form needs to be completed and submitted by Monday 29th February in order to be considered for the pilot. More information and support with the application process is available here.