Investigating students' expectations of the digital environment
Following a call in November 2014, JISC identified almost 50 exemplars of effective practice in support of students’ digital experiences. The exemplars have been written up with the support of the staff (and in some cases students) involved. They are organised as 7 key challenges:
- Prepare and support students to study successfully with digital technologies
- Deliver a relevant digital curriculum
- Ensure an inclusive student experience, using technology to overcome disadvantage
- Provide a robust, flexible digital environment
- Develop coherent policies for ‘Bring Your Own’
- Engage students in dialogue about their digital experience and empower them to make changes
- Take a strategic, whole-institution approach to the digital student experience
The case studies for each of the challenges can be found here:
My colleague Chrissi Nerantzi and myself submitted a case study on our 'Cross-institutional open course: BYOD4L'. (short for Bring Your Own Device for Learning). This was accepted under the key challenge Develop coherent policies for ‘Bring Your Own’.
Challenge 5: coherent policies on ‘bring your own’In support of several aspects of the student digital experience we have identified that institutions need a coherent, whole-institution approach to ‘Bring your own’ (BYO): the use of personal devices, software, services, data and content in university settings. While it seems simple to advocate that staff and students use their own technologies wherever this works for them – and to make this as easy as possible – still there are several aspects to getting this right.
You can read the full case study here:
We were delighted that JISC had also included the BYOD4L website as a key resource: