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News from the first three learner focus groups: Skills Digital Student Study

Posted on behalf of Giles Pepler,Skills Study Project Manager, and NIck Jeans,Senior Consultant (Learning Technology): During the past week we have run the first three learner focus groups and these have been interesting, varied and challenging. We’ve discussed the issues with a group of child care learners – largely school leavers – at InTouch Care … Read more

Skills study planning well under way

Posted on behalf of Giles Pepler, Skills Study Project Manager Since the study commenced towards the end of July, there has been a very encouraging response from skills training, adult education providers and colleges in seeking to become involved – more than 30 expressions of interest which have greatly helped us start organising learner focus … Read more

Start from the beginning; a case for a digital ‘Learner Profile’ + a useful ‘Student Digital Experience Benchmarking’ tool for FE (and HE)

I was fortunate to be part of the FE Digital Student project , one of four in the larger Jisc study investigating students’ expectations of the digital environment. One of the clear messages we heard during focus groups held for the FE study was that learners wanted access to help to improve their use of … Read more

Launch of Digital Student Skills Study

We are delighted to launch phase 3 of the Digital Student project which will be exploring skills learners’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment. The scope of the study covers work based learning (including apprenticeships), adult and community learning and offender learning – a broad canvas. The study will build on the approaches used … Read more

Concepts for the digital student data service

Following the consultation with representatives from further and higher education in April on the potential for a digital student data collection and analysis service, Livework have produced 7 different concepts on how Jisc could develop a service for institutions to gather and analyse student data, based on the outputs and ideas generated by the consultation … Read more

Further Education project posts final report

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 … Read more