Background to this project
Following recommendations from studies into the digital experiences of learners in HE and FE/skills, Jisc explored the development of a prototype service to institutions. This would allow the ongoing collection and analysis of data on student expectations, experiences, attitudes and satisfaction with digital technologies in their studies. The service would make it easier for universities, colleges and skills providers to collect and analyse student expectations and experience data using well-designed and robust questions, and would enable institutions to compare their data internally (for example by faculty or campus) and with other aggregated, anonymised institutional profiles.
Digital Student data collection and analysis workshop
To launch this project, 30 participants from higher and further education joined us in April 2015 for a workshop to explore whether Jisc should produce a prototype for a service to support the collection and analysis of data on student expectations, experiences, attitudes and satisfaction with digital technologies in their studies in UK higher and further education. The workshop was facilitated by Livework and it was an extremely productive day. You can read a summary of the day in this blog post.
Concepts for the digital student data service
Following the consultation with representatives from further and higher education in April 2015. Livework produced 7 different concepts for a digital student data collection and analysis service, based on the outputs and ideas generated by the consultation workshop. You can access a summary blog post about the concepts here.
From September to November 2015, Jisc worked with Livework and other expert consultants to develop a paper prototype of the digital student data service for consultation. The prototype being taken forward for development, after consultation with community representatives, is based on concept C from the original Livework consultation.
Student digital experience data service consultation
On the 4th November 2015, we held a consultation meeting with staff and students representing 15 universities and 2 colleges, to refine the concept of the Jisc student digital experience data service. This meeting built on earlier consultations: you can read about the outcomes from this meeting here.