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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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Co-design edtech

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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Co-design

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 […]

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Physical objects in virtual environments

  Earlier this year the EdTech and Co-design team did a piece of research into student loneliness as a result of the pandemic and lack of access to the campus.  It was evident that one of the key problems with wholly online line learning was the lack of physical interaction. A few of us from […]

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Co-design

A recipe for idea generation

  Ideation for us is the process of generating possible solutions to problems and challenges.  We find the most innovative and transformation ideas come when we work as a team. There are lots of tools and activities we use for ideation, but the challenge is bringing the process together. I am using a recipe analogy […]

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How will students be learning from September?

As students return to university, we look at what institutional websites are telling students about how they will be learning in the next year. Having already spoken with several institutions, the expectation was a return to campus-based learning. The reality turns out to be not so simple. This year we want to focus on the […]

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September – new year, new challenges

As we’re returning from leave, most of us going to less exotic locations than normal I’m sharing an image of one of my favorite locations the Port hills, above Lyttleton NZ, a place I was lucky enough to revisit in Nov 2019. In co-design we wanted to take a take step back at the beginning […]

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Co-design

Assessment Feedback Assistant

The Jisc R&D team has been working on an idea that can transform student interaction with their academic feedback and empower them to learn from it. Now we want to talk to you about taking it further.     The problem Last year, Jisc’s Future of Assessment report highlighted five targets that could be transform […]