Category : Task force

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.

5th of June: save the date for the EUNIS pre-Congress workshops

The registration for the EUNIS 2018 Congress will open soon but you can already save the date of 5th of June for the pre-Congress workshops and seminars:

  • Designing learning experiences in a digital age

Technology enhanced learning no longer means making text-based resources available in digital format. Our challenge in the digital age is to design experiences that enhance learning. We want to achieve student-centered active learning. This involves pedagogic design skills and consideration of the physical learning space. We have the means to ensure our designs are informed by analytics about learners and the curriculum if we have the wisdom to make good use of the data.

Hear from experts in the field and participate in a hands-on workshop using a tried and tested approach to effective, data-informed learning design.

Timing: Tuesday 5th June 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Centre de conférences de Sorbonne Université, campus Jussieu

  • Ready for the digital age

More and more each day, students are demanding for processes that can be carried out online and can provide them with the ability to obtain information almost immediately. In this scenario, the need to digitize processes is important to allow administrative tasks to be done more efficiently and to facilitate the exchange of information autonomously without the need to take into account academic calendars or time zones. In this aspect, different initiatives have been put into practice and are currently functioning allowing higher education institutions to offer higher quality services to their students, in addition to being aligned with the needs of those who are digital natives.

The objective of the workshop is to present the projects focused on the exchange of data within the framework of student mobility, and to know first-hand the future of these projects, as well as to share experiences and opinions.

Timing: Tuesday 5th June 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Centre de conférences de Sorbonne Université, campus Jussieu

  • European Student Card Project – joint conference

The Final conference of the European Student Card project is a part of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership, co-funded by the European Union, as a dissemination conference.

The conference will focus on disseminating the results of the Strategic partnership project and the perspectives of generalization of the European Student card, as well as the development of services linked to the card.

As a part of the meeting the EUNIS Student Card Task Force and the European Student Card Team organise the workshops on:

  • Presentation of the results of the pilot project
  • Experiences and challenges of the implementation in different campuses (EUCOR – the European campus, Campus Card Berlin,
  • The usage of the ESC: results of the different working groups: payment systems, libraries, Erasmus mobility, and partnership with Erasmus without paper project, student records from Emrex project, etc…
  • Perspectives of generalization in Europe and development of services

Timing: Tuesday 5th June

More information soon.

Read more 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

 

EUNIS December workshops: registration ends today!

If you haven´t registered for this year´s EUNIS meeting on Higher Education IT benchmarking and the workshop on EU regulation on Data Protection and IT Security, do it now. The registration ends today!

Both events are held in Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

The Data Protection and IT security workshop, organised by the InfoSec Task Force on 12th December 2017, aims to address the GDPR further implementation from a HE practical point of view and focus strongly on solutions that will help us in becoming compliant. More information and the meeting agenda is available here.

EUNIS BencHEIT annual meeting will be held on 13th December 2017. The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects. In addition to the European initiatives, EDUCAUSE will be presenting their work, and new for this year is that UCISA will be joining the workshop as well. You will also hear about comparing HPC costs between the nordic countries, an initiative from the ministry in Denmark. More information and the programme is available here.

Please register by 24th of November 2017!

The venue is the same, so you have the opportunity to attend both workshops. We will organise a dinner for all the participants on Tuesday evening.

Don’t miss the registration for EUNIS December workshops: 12-13 Dec, 2017, Lisbon

If you haven´t registered for this year´s EUNIS meeting on Higher Education IT benchmarking and the workshop on EU regulation on Data Protection and IT Security, there is still time to do so till 24th November!

Both events are held in Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

The Data Protection and IT security workshop, organised by the InfoSec Task Force on 12th December 2017, aims to address the GDPR further implementation from a HE practical point of view and focus strongly on solutions that will help us in becoming compliant. More information and the preliminary programme is available here.

EUNIS BencHEIT annual meeting will be held on 13th December 2017. The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects. In addition to the European initiatives, EDUCAUSE will be presenting their work, and new for this year is that UCISA will be joining the workshop as well. You will also hear about comparing HPC costs between the nordic countries, an initiative from the ministry in Denmark. More information and the preliminary programme is available here.

Please register by 24th of November 2017!

The venue is the same, so you have the opportunity to attend both workshops. We will organise a dinner for all the participants on Tuesday evening.

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