Yesterday we launched our Student digital insight survey for this year.
The student Insight survey is a national survey run by Jisc which aims to find out more about how students use digital technologies and how this affects their experience of learning.
Changes to the last survey
The majority of questions are the same as the last survey we ran and we will be very interested in comparing results. Have we made improvements? Or are there still clear indicators of work to be done?
We have however added in a few new questions. These have been shamelessly stolen from feedback in webinars and mailing lists (apologies I can’t recall which institutions they are from). The first new set of questions relate to digital skills. They ask our students about how important different skills are and how they would like to learn them.
The second set of questions are about the tools we use e.g our VLE, video system, tech in teaching and study spaces etc.
We are taking a softly, softly approach to the survey but will be promoting through the following mechanisms:
- Email to all students
- Ticker bar on Gateway (our VLE)
- Digital screens
- Through the myRAU app as a banner and a news item
- Information on social media sites
- Through the OurRAU news
- By sharing slides with our academics so they can mention the survey in lectures
We will report back next month on how it has gone.