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Dissecting Digital Marking 

  “Incredibly helpful, stressful, time saving, time consuming” are just some of the ways that digital assessment marking has been described.    We have spent the last month exploring digital assessment with some of our members. We wanted to understand their experiences, listen to the challenges, and learn about the different ways institutions are using digital […]

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✨ Exploring constellations – Our recent work on student group assignments

We heard a mixed, bittersweet perspective on group work, so explored whether we could contribute something to help with group formation. Background In late 2021 we began to explore experiences and challenges around student group work, having noted what seemed to be a trend in their rising use. We conducted a literature review, drawing on […]

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Co-design

Dissecting Digital Marking 

“Incredibly helpful, stressful, time saving, time consuming” are just some of the ways that digital assessment marking has been described.    We have spent the last month exploring digital assessment with some of our members. We wanted to understand their experiences, listen to the challenges, and learn about the different ways institutions are using digital assessments […]

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Assessment futures: What will assessment look like in 2035

It is hard to be certain of what assessment will be like in the future. However, if we can create some scenarios of what might happen, it can help us to plan what we might be able to do. To make more desirable futures happen or to reduce the chances of a less desirable one. […]

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Driving changes in learning space design

We have been hearing a lot in our conversations with institutions about their challenges around creating effective learning spaces. Even before the pandemic we had seen a move by some institutions towards more active or blended learning models. These rely less on large lecture spaces and more on flexible open learning spaces, group work or […]

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Can we help students use their feedback? 

Assessment Feedback Assistant has at its core the idea that students want to be able to use their feedback to develop their skills.   The concept  Our concept is for a tool that gathers feedback from digital systems so the student can see it in one place.   The tool could notify the student when they have […]

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Supporting students to connect with their peers

The R&D team at Jisc is working on a potential new product that we’re currently calling Peer Connect.  Peer Connect will be an app for learners who are predominantly studying online to connect with others on their course. Aimed at all students, national and international, Peer Connect will adopt a “privacy first” approach allowing students […]

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On Campus and Off Campus: Places, People, and Possibilities during the Pandemic

In December 2021 I contributed some of our team’s recent research to the ALT Winter Conference. The session was in the Well-being and Learning Technology category in the form of a video poster titled: On Campus and Off Campus: Places, People, and Possibilities during the Pandemic. The poster was a pre-recorded presentation focused around qualitative […]

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The Student Group Work Experience

Earlier in the year, Jisc’s R&D team conducted a literature review in order to gain a greater insight into the current student group work experience. Our initial findings illustrated that this is a problem space that has been discussed long before the pandemic emergency however, has become more complicated as a result. With group work […]

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Discord’s growing relevance in the education sector

In June I wrote a blog post on the proliferation and growing popularity of virtual study spaces. This blog post is a follow up, focusing on Discord. There are two use cases of Discord in particular that I will discuss  – as a virtual study space, and as an educational tool for peer support. What […]