Engaging students in their digital experience
Universities worldwide have become increasingly aware of the importance of their students’ digital experience over the last few years. This covers both the experience of the curriculum and students’ engagement with the university as a provider of services and a place of belonging. Digital technology also offers new ways of engaging students in dialogue and partnership. For three years, Jisc has been running a digital engagement service based around a student survey, which has had strong take-up in the UK and internationally. This talk will outline the key findings from the 2017 student digital experience tracker survey, and explore how is it helping universities to understand and respond to contemporary students’ needs.
Head of Higher Education and Student Experience at JISC
Sarah Davies is head of Higher Education and Student Experience at Jisc, the UK’s expert body for technology in education. She has worked in technology-enhanced learning for over 20 years and currently leads Jisc’s work to support learning and teaching in higher education. She has managed significant change and research and development projects in a number of areas of technology-enhanced learning, including digital capabilities, learning environments, and assessment. Sarah is the lead author of the HEPI paper, Rebooting learning for the digital age.