Capturing the student voice : using student

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Capturing the student voice : using
student generated content to
support new entrants
Sarah Chesney
Jeremy Benson
Mary Ashworth
Phil Smith
CDLT
Overview
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Student Retention
JISC Projects & findings
Student Voice at UofC
Capturing the student voice
Sharing the student voice
Introduction
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The aim of the JISC project is to
enhance retention and attainment,
particularly with 1st Year Undergrads
JISC project (Building Capacity)
runs from
March 2010 – March 2011
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Student Retention
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Yorke & Longden (2008) identified
these reasons for dropping out:
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disliking the location of the university;
expectations of the chosen course of
study;
difficulties making friends.
Managing expectations
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http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/AboutUs/AboutUs.aspx
Real student life
Where’s the student voice?
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Where does the student voice crop
up in our University?
Students themselves can be the
best support for one another
PLUS technology can now facilitate
this.
JISC recommendations
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Our literature review conducted by
Mary Ashworth:
Institutional systems responses:
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Early access to institutional systems
e.g. Blackboard (expectations of
course)
Early access to one another e.g. Ning
at Bradford (making friends)
JISC recommendations
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We have to be mindful of how
diverse our student group is in
terms of
Age
Background
Digital literacy
JISC recommendations
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Engagement of students through
technology:
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Twoler Project (University of
Westminster)
TAG Project (UCLAN)
It’s never been easier!
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What are we going to do?
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Using Twoler experiences of engaging
students we are inviting students to
share their stories
Compile a website/online area where
these stories can be accessed by
everyone coming to UofC
Ultimately maybe extending this so
that everyone can access it (like TAG).
Tools to Capture
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Portable Devices
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Still-shot cameras
Video cameras
Sound recording
devices
Text Editors
Locations of Student Content
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Blackboard Community Portal
page
Pebblepad
Web 2.0 tools
Campus Pack 4
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Personalised content
Sharing
Communities
Mashups
Bringing It All Together
Entry point - Community Tab Within Blackboard
Community Tab Page - Module
Community Tab - Pebblepad
Examples of how easy it is
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We now go over You Tube
We need you..
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And we need your students to build
the library of stories
One day workshop
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Becka Currant from University of
Bradford is leading a workshop for
us on the use of Ning to retain
students and enhance their
experience.
27th August 10.30-3.00 Lancaster
Please book [email protected]
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