As summer reaches full bloom, college campuses across Ireland will be barely quieter than they were during semester time, such was the year. But there is now an air of optimism about the upcoming academic year, and the summer ahead will no doubt be full of planning and debate about just how that year will look.
With that in mind, the EDTL Project decided to try and get a picture of what the students might see this future as. This resulted in our Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision campaign. This campaign asked students what their ideal college experience looked like. We were not interested in the how, and so students were able to just focus on what worked for them this year and what they would like to see going forward. This newsletter features a mix of results, reaction and thoughts about what we discovered about the student voice, and how they envisage their education in the future.
After a hugely successful Student Voice campaign earlier in the year, the results are finally in for our Your Education, Your Voice, Your Vision campaign. Read on to see what the students had to say about their college experience going forward.
After a hugely successful campaign across our EDTL social media platforms and websites, the results are in for our Student Voice survey. These results give us a fascinating insight into what students are thinking about the future of their education, with some results potentially being surprising while others reflect what we have heard anecdotally over the last few months…. continue reading.
Alongside the EDTL Student Voice survey, the StudentSurvey.ie also recently received some fascinating results. In addition to the usual questions posed to students, this time there were additional questions relating to Covid-19. In this article, Nora Trench Bowles discusses the results of the StudentSurvey questions relating to Covid-19 and their possible impact going forward.
In February and March 2021, when Ireland was in Level 5 lockdown, nearly 50,000 students across 25 Irish higher education institutions took the opportunity to give feedback, to their institution and on a national stage, on the impact of COVID-19 on their experience of higher education… continue reading.
Several stakeholders in Maynooth University have been working on Lecture Recording Guidelines over the last few months. Here, the MU SU VP of Education along with MU students give their thoughts on lecture recording along with what they think this policy could achieve.
If there is one thing which has become synonymous with the past year it has certainly been recording lectures. They have very quickly gone from a rarely-used novelty in the lecture hall to a student’s main way of learning… continue reading.
Students have shared their own opinions with us through our Student Voice survey, and now our own EDTL Student Interns give their own reaction to some of the results, and whether they surprised them or if it is what they expected.
Students have shared their own opinions with us through our Student Voice survey, and now our own EDTL Student Interns give their own reaction to some of the results, and whether they surprised them or if it is what they expected… continue reading.
Since our last EDTL Resource Roundup, the EDTL teams across IUA member universities have been hard at work creating new resources that enhance digital learning for both educators and students.
This summer break will provide a great opportunity to reflect and think more about what the upcoming academic year will look like. One thing is for certain however, that digital technology will still play a large role next year… continue reading.
On Monday 28th June, as part of the #IUADigEd Community Webinar series, we will be joined by Rikke Toft Nørgård, from the Danish School of Education at Aarhus University, for a presentation and discussion about hybrid universities in the post pandemic environment.
In Universities without Walls, a recent report from the European University Association, a vision for universities in 2030 is laid out as “open, enforcing the vision of universities without walls”. Universities are described as cooperative and networking institutions which take the form of communities with open boundaries that build bridges between countries, cultures and sectors… continue reading.