Category : Task force

Register for the annual BencHEIT workshop: 27th Nov, U. of Zurich, Switzerland

We are pleased to invite you to the seventh annual EUNIS BencHEIT benchmarking workshop. This year, the workshop will be held on Tue 27th November at the University of Zurich. On Mon 26th November we will have a pre-workshop day with sightseeing tour and a get-together dinner at the restaurant in the city centre of Zurich.

The day is a great opportunity for networking, discussion and sharing experiences between institutions that have been part of IT benchmarking projects.

Read more information and register till 12th of November 2018 here.

Live streaming available now!

Join our EUNIS Learning Analytics event (11-12 October 2018, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland) online now. The live streaming is available under this link: https://connect.funet.fi/aalto_eunis2018

The event focus on effective use of learning analytics can deliver benefits for students, staff and institutions. The workshop explores how we can make use of data and analytics to improve learning. We will look at examples and lessons learned from across Europe ranging from helping teachers designing better learning activities to helping students monitor their own performance. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • ethical and legal issues
  • data informed curriculum design
  • the student perspective
  • designing dashboards
  • … and much more

Read more here.

EUNIS Learning Analytics workshop: 11-12 Oct 2018, Helsinki, Finland

EUNIS Learning Analytics workshop: 11-12 October 2018, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Effective use of learning analytics can deliver benefits for students, staff and institutions. This workshop will explore how we can make use of data and analytics to improve learning. We will look at examples and lessons learned from across Europe ranging from helping teachers designing better learning activities to helping students monitor their own performance. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • ethical and legal issues
  • data informed curriculum design
  • the student perspective
  • designing dashboards
  • … and much more

Read more here.

To reserve your place fill in the online booking form as soon as possible. We welcome applications for places from all European universities however numbers are limited and priority will be given to staff of EUNIS member organisations.

Save the date: 11-12 October 2018, EUNIS Learning Analytics event, Helsinki, Finland

Save the date: EUNIS Learning Analytics event, Helsinki, 11-12 October 2018

Following the successful EUNIS learning analytics workshop in Manchester 2017 (see the outputs here), this workshop again offers a forum to learn, discuss and further explore the many faces of learning analytics. What are the potential benefits and also the problems and risks when using analytics?

Topics will include:

  • Conceptual Frameworks
  • Personalised Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Behaviour, Learning Outcomes and Learning Process
  • Ethical Issues and Dilemmas

The workshop will be hosted by Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland and will run from midday on Thursday 11th of October to midday Friday 12th of October. Participation is free for staff of EUNIS member institutions. Further details and registration will be available shortly. For now save the date!

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.