Category : survey

Join the BencHEIT survey 2016

About the BencHEIT project

BencHEIT is a European level voluntary study on a non-commercial basis. Its aim is to establish a comprehensive knowledge of how cost efficiently IT works in European universities, and universities of applied sciences! It is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European higher education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

Started as a country-wide Finnish initiative supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Bencheit now aims to expand on a Pan-European level. The number of participants have increased every year since we started the project in 2012. Last year we had 49 participants, from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Greece and Slovenia.

 Join the survey now

Everyone is welcome to participate in the fifth round of BencHEIT which has already started. The survey is completely free of charge. All you need to do is sign in to Eduuni, the collaboration platform we use, and you are all set. The survey form is in Excel, and you have to finish the data collection until 19th of April 2016. For a first timer that takes about 10 working days, but the process gets easier every year.

Video instruction for Eduuni is available here

We had a webinar where we introduced the project, benefits of participating, and also the tools.  If you missed it, you can watch it here.

The materials from the latest BencHEIT workshop in November 2015 are available here.

Coming up

The analysis will be ready in May 2016, and results presented at the EUNIS 2016 annual Congress in Thessaloniki 8-10th of June 2016. There will also be a pre-congress for the ones interested in discussing IT benchmarking and the possible common indicators with other similar projects going on 7th of June 2016. In the end of the year there will be a whole day´s workshop in Trondheim.

Useful links:  
http://www.eunis.org/task-forces/benchmarking/
http://info.eduuni.fi/

Any questions, regarding the survey or if you want to join, contact: bm-pg@eunis.org

Join the European survey on digital and on-line learning till Sep, 28

You may know that EUNIS participates actively in the Working Group on digital and on-line learning of the Directorate Education and Culture in Brussels. Our representative has been asked to disseminate the following demand among our members to respond to a survey on digital and on-line learning.

We, at EUNIS, would appreciate your participation to make the opinion of the true experts in the European universities heard. It would also show to the Brussels authorities that EUNIS is a partner of importance. They are awaiting your answer and the dead line has been extended to September 28th to give EUNIS members the time to answer.

You may access the survey by using this link . Thank you in advance for your participation.

“On behalf of the European Commission, Directorate Education and Culture (DG EAC), the Danish Technological Institute is conducting a survey on digital and online learning. The Member State Working Group on digital and on-line learning (WG-DOL) is established in the context of the Open Method of Coordination under the ET 2020 strategic framework for European cooperation on education and training.

The main aim of the working group is to foster mutual learning between Member States and to further policy development on digital and online learning.  To support that Member States are kindly invited to respond to the survey with focus on respectively the school sector and the higher education sector. The aim of the survey is to get insights into policies and practices on digital and online learning, priorities for collaboration and potential barriers to further mainstreaming.

Moreover, the survey aims to get an understanding of how digital and online learning is evolving in the Member States from the perspective of policy makers and to promote PLA within the WG-DOL.

We would appreciate that the survey is completed by yourself or other senior officials with responsibility for digital and online learning. We are aware that you may have varied level of knowledge on the situation for a particular education sub-sector.

We therefore propose that you invite other senior officials with expertise in digital and online learning complementary to your own expertise to complete the survey in order to get a broader picture of the state of play in your country. In countries with decentralized education systems you may also wish to provide some insights into the situation at the regional level, and you may therefore want to ask regional senior officials with responsibilities in digital and online learning to complete the survey.”

UCISA – Digital capabilities survey – Executive summary

The UCISA-DSDG User Skills Group the 2014 Digital capabilities survey of the UK HE sector, focusing on what can also been referred to as digital capabilities, digital literacies or digital competencies. The survey tried to establish how institutions are developing staff and students to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. It complements the Technology enhanced learning (TEL) survey that the UCISA-DSDG Academic Skills Group carries out, but looks at broader digital capabilities rather than TEL software and approaches.

An Executive Summary has been published and the full report will be issued in January 2015. The work will also be supplemented by a set of case studies which will explore themes, issues and good practice.