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Student Digital Experience Tracker extended – sign-up till 30th of May

Extended opportunity for universities outside the UK to explore their students’ digital experience in 2018.

The Jisc student digital experience tracker is a short survey to gather students’ expectations and experiences of technology, based on a concise set of questions which have been intensively trialled with higher and further education students for readability and ease of response. Universities which have used it have found that it gives them actionable evidence for change and enables better-informed decisions on digital services.

As a result of international interest in the tracker, we have extended this year’s deadline for tracker sign-up to 30th of May 2018, with surveys closing by 30th of June. Use this year is free of charge.

You will have the chance to talk about this at the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Task Force pre-Congress EUNIS 2018 workshop on 5th of June in Paris. Jisc staff will be on hand at the workshop (free registration here) and day one of the Congress to answer questions and provide further support. Interested parties need to sign up by 30th May.

Last year more than 22,000 students and learners from 74 UK organisations, and more than 5,000 students from 10 international universities contributed to the student digital experience tracker, making it by far the largest and most detailed survey of its kind. The tracker offers:

A tried and tested student survey, made up of:

  • Closed questions that can be benchmarked
  • Open questions giving information for local analysis
  • The opportunity to add or customise further questions
A student engagement process, governed by Jisc guidance; to:
  • Engage students in planning & communicating the project
  • Encourage students to complete the survey
  • Engage students in other conversations about their digital experience
  • Work in partnership with students to respond to the findings

A Community of Practice around the tracker process and findings.

To take part at this stage you would need to:

  1. Sign up here
  2. Complete a confirmation form requesting some further information (by May 30th)
  3. Customise and launch your unique institutional survey
  4. Download, brand and distribute promotional materials to students, encouraging them to take part
  5. Close and download your data (by June 30th)

Our quick guide helps you to get up and running with just a couple of hours’ work. And there are templates you can use to present your key findings clearly. So it is realistic for you to go from zero to final report in a little over two months.

This year the tracker is completely free to use, including access to the user community, all the guidance, and one-to-one supportIf you’d like to talk more about the options, please contact Tracker Support.

Join the LBCIO’s survey

The Leadership Board for CIO’s (LBCIO) is an independent higher education organization. It provides insights and strategies that can help IT leaders in higher education plan for and manage technologies and resources.
The annual LBCIO global survey of higher education CIOs is now in it’s eighth year and provides insights into the strategic and tactical thinking of higher education CIOs and comparisons between types and sizes of institutions. Fill in the survey here. The previous LBCIO surveys’ results are available here.

Join the launch session of benchmarking survey BM2017 on 22 January

BencHEIT is a survey on IT costs and volumes of higher education institutions. It’s participation is  voluntary and free of charge. It is invented, developed and managed by CIOs (within EUNIS community).

The BM-survey will assist you to understand the institution’s IT cost structure in three dimensions by:

  • organizational group: centralized IT, other centralized units (e.g. library, finance) and substance units like faculties and research centers
  • services: e.g. networking, teaching, audio visual
  • accounts.

As the next round of benchmarking is about to start, we would like to invite you to the launch session on Monday, 22nd of January, at 2 pm UTC/GMT (calculate the time in your country).

At the webinar we will:

  1. introduce you to the working space (called Eduuni)
  2. look at the BM2017 survey Excel and how to use it
  3. answer any questions you may have regarding the tools or the process, or interpretation of questions.

Emphasis of the meeting is on the discussion rather than on our presentations! The session will be a video meeting over Skype. (The session is recorded, so it can also be watched later on http://www.eunis.org/task-forces/benchmarking/.)

Join the launch session here.

If you haven´t registered for the next round yet, please do so here and fill in your organisation´s info. If you have any comments or questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us on: bm-pg@eunis.org

 

Survey on Research Information Management Practices

euroCRIS, a Strategic Partner of EUNIS, and OCLC Research, recently announced a jointly-developed Survey on Research Information Management Practices, which offers research institutions worldwide the opportunity to share information about their practices.

We kindly invite your institution to participate in this international initiative and to share information about your research information management practices.

The survey is available online until early January 2018.  Please contact Rebecca Bryant at: bryantr@oclc.org with questions. oclc-research-logo

Broadly defined, research information management (RIM), also commonly known as CRIS (Current Research Information Systems), is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about institutional research activities. RIM adoption and practices vary broadly by region and nation, and may include activities such as the collection of an institutional registry of research outputs and impact, faculty activity reporting workflows, and publicly available researcher profiles.

This research is a significant effort to collect and compare RIM practices worldwide, and the data generated will help us to better understand regional drivers and practices. It will also help us to better understand the ways in which libraries are supporting research information management activities. Survey findings and data will be published CC-BY in 2018.

Who should participate?

  • We invite participation from universities, research institutes, and other organizations supporting research and research management.
  • We encourage any institution to participate in this survey regardless of the status of its RIM implementation–whether currently exploring, implementing, or in production.
  • Please complete no more than one survey per institution.

How do I participate?

The survey has been developed by a collaborative team of librarians, researchers, and CRIS practitioners from North America and Europe.

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Student Digital Experience Tracker: join the survey

The Student Digital Experience Tracker is run by Jisc. It is a survey and student engagement process designed to help you learn more about students’ experiences of digital learning. 140 universities and major colleges are already signed up to participate in this year’s tracker, allowing you to benchmark your findings against other universities and learn from an established community of practice. European universities have been offered the chance to participate in this project to learn more about their own students’ experiences of digital learning.

The Student Digital Experience Tracker allows universities 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

The webinar was held on 21st November to brief those interested in joining the Tracker. You can access a copy of the webinar recording here.

View further information for European universities & sign up to use the Tracker here.

You have until the end of April to sign up for the tracker and you must complete your student survey by the end of May 2018. We strongly recommend you sign up now to get full support and allow plenty of time.

There will be a further ‘Getting Started’ webinar on 14th December – details will be circulated to those who have signed up.