Apologies for cross posting
Using the Jisc tracker to research students' experiences of e-learning, Helen Beetham, consultant http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmarch2018/
The Jisc 'Digital student experience' survey has been developed over three years, originally through research reviews, original research and consultation with students, and subsequently through extensive user trials (ca 30k student users) and factor analysis of the survey instrument. The original aim was to provide credible, actionable data to the institutions that run it. (There was an associated goal of improving student-focused research through guidance and a supported community of practice.) However, the volume and quality of data collected offer huge opportunities for research into the learner experience, nationally and internationally. Which of those opportunities are valid and valuable? What kind of research questions can (and should) be asked?
12 – 1pm British Summer Time, 27 March
How do learners experience the development of digital capabilities in the curriculum?’
Tunde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool http://uni-of-nottingham.adobeconnect.com/elesigmay2018/
The development of digital capabilities has received much attention in education in the last few years. My doctoral study, adopting JISC’s digital capabilities framework, aims to explore how the development of digital capabilities are planned, enacted and experienced in the curriculum in particular disciplinary contexts using multiple-case study methodology. The units of analysis will encompass undergraduate modules from two disciplines (engineering and management), drawing on a range of informants’ data, including academic, employer/professional, student perspectives - and documentary sources. In this webinar, I will focus on reporting students’ experience of their development of digital capabilities. I will also discuss the research methods I have drawn on, such as documentary analysis, interviews, surveys and observation and what I have learnt about using these methods for learner experience research.
12 – 1pm British Summer Time, 2 May
See elesig.ning.com/events for the full programme (requires sign in)
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