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JISC Learner Experience of e-learning - Phase 2 findings workshop
20 Jan 2009

‘In Their Qwn Words – Investigating the Learners’ Experience of e-Learning;  What do we know? How do we know it?  What do we dare to find out?’

The focus of this event was to disseminate the findings of the JISC phase 2 projects on the theme of ‘Learner experience of e-learning’. Booked to full capacity and attended by 65 delegates from the FE and the HE sector, this proved to be a very successful and inspirational workshop.
“Very good balance achieved between lots of paper for individuals and shared resources”
“Very informative and enjoyable day”
“Really useful day – has given me food for thought and inspiration.  I am now more motivation to get others focusing on their contribution.”
“Posters were good and should make good discussion prompts for workshops.  Thank you an interesting day.”

After a welcome from Kavaljit Dev (e-learning advisor JISC RSC London), Sarah Knight (JISC e-Learning Programme manager) introduced the context of the projects and workshop presenters and facilitators – Helen Beetham and Ellen Lessner.
The day was focused around the following interactive workshops:
• Why listen to learners
• Listening to learners – methods for capturing learners’ experiences
• An overview of important findings and their implications – Emerging themes
• Implications for institutions – how learning and teaching practitioners should respond
• Resources and workshop materials.
As part of the afternoon session, Amanda Jefferies and Ruth Hyde from the University of Hertfordshire showcased the STROLL project (Student Reflections On Lifelong Learning). A student (Mabel Agbenorto) involved in the project also shared her experiences of e-learning at the University.

Resources:
Investigating Learners’ Experiences of e-learning : https://mw.brookes.ac.uk/display/JISCle2/Home
Resources used in the workshops and STROLL presentation:
https://mw.brookes.ac.uk/display/JISCle2/Workshop+Materials

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