An exciting new collaboration between the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Jisc means than universities outside the UK will now have the opportunity to access a comprehensive package of student surveys, including new analysis about the student experience in digital technologies.
The combined surveys will provide participating institutions with rich data and bespoke insights to make evidence-informed enhancements to the curriculum and the student academic experience.
Included in the new package are the HEA’s highly regarded postgraduate surveys – the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), alongside the recently-established Jisc student digital experience tracker.
The tracker throws a light on students’ expectations and experiences of technology in their learning, providing institutions with highly-focussed insights into this key area of delivery. 74 UK universities and colleges used it to gather valuable insights in 2017 and 156 have signed up for 2018. The Jisc student digital tracker will be offered free to non UK-based institutions in the first year (2018), then half-price in the second year and full price in the third year of use.
The HEA’s PRES and PTES are long-established and used by more than 100 UK higher education providers. Both surveys provide institutions with critical data and insights to support targeted enhancement at both institutional and discipline levels.
All three surveys also provide the opportunity to benchmark against other leading institutions and can be tailored to strategic priorities by including additional questions.
Included in the new package is a free BOS licence, an online survey platform which has been specifically designed for the education and research sector and is widely used in the UK.
HEA Acting Chief Executive, Dr Mark Jones, commented: “This is a really exciting collaboration across sector agencies. I think it offers higher education providers a great deal on three excellent surveys which provide really valuable data to improve the student experience. We are delighted to be working together with Jisc and offering the survey package to the international sector.”
Jisc CEO Paul Feldman added: “We developed the student digital experience tracker in response to our members’ needs and we have been delighted with the take-up. In 2017 it gathered more than 22,000 responses. This partnership with HEA will enable institutions across the world to benefit from an even wider range of data, and better meet the needs of their students as a result.”
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