November 14, 2018

UK: JISC Releases “Digital Experience Insights Survey 2018: Findings From Students in UK Further and Higher Education”

The survey findings were released earlier today by JISC.

From a JISC Blog Post by Universities Minister Sam Gyimah:

2018-09-11_13-13-31With over 37,000 participants drawn from 83 higher and further education organisations, it is the largest sample of data looking at students’ digital experience of its kind. A welcome increase in the number of organisations taking part this year also demonstrates a growing commitment to engaging students in meaningful discussions on their digital experience.”

“”Key findings include the importance of digital in supporting the transition of learners into different stages of education, as well as into work. The need for universities and colleges to offer further support around digital wellbeing, online safety and data privacy is also prominent. Ensuring students’ mental health and wellbeing is one of my priorities. This report makes clear the need for universities and colleges to take steps to ensure technology continues to be employed in the best interests of students, not exposing them to further risk.

“Most importantly, students continue to express concerns that their courses do not fully prepare them for a digital workplace. This issue must be addressed as a matter of urgency if universities and colleges are to deliver for students, employers and the country as a whole.

Direct to Full Text Report
76 pages; PDF

Direct to Summary Report
10 pages; PDF

See Also: 2017 Report

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