Digital Futures: Expert Briefings on Digital Technologies by Martin Hall, Martyn Harrow, Lorraine Estelle

By Martin Hall, Martyn Harrow, Lorraine Estelle

A co-branded publication venture with Jisc (formerly the Joint info structures Commitee), off the again of DigiFest 2014, a electronic competition run by way of Jisc for the 1st time in 2014. the purpose of the publication is to deliver state-of-the-art dialogue as heard at DigiFest to the knowledge professional/academic librarian readership. electronic Futures will supply professional briefings to details execs at the rising traits within the electronic applied sciences which are remodeling instructing and study in larger education.

  • Written by means of topic specialists operating on the vanguard in rising tendencies and electronic technologies
  • Encompasses concerns that effect around the larger schooling establishment: studying, examine and community security
  • Aids strategic pondering and informs selection making

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Colleges and universities have recognised that they need to improve their strategies and approaches to engaging students in an ongoing dialogue around the expectations and experiences of technology and the digital environment. uk/blog/students-experiences-and-expectations-of-the-digital-environment-23jun-2014 Enhancing the Digital Student Experience 37 understanding of how the digital environment can better support the learning experience. The NUS (2014a) report, Radical Interventions in Teaching and Learning11 states, ‘in order for universities to foster more inclusive learning environments, we believe that students must be empowered as active and participatory agents, not as mere consumers, so that they can articulate their own conceptions of what makes good learning environments, and work in partnership with academics and administrators to realise these conceptions’.

The importance of capturing and understanding students’ expectations and experiences of using technology as part of their educational experience is critical if universities and colleges wish to meet and support their requirements relating to the digital. org 36 Digital Futures expectations in the use of technology across higher and further education and skills, and offering guidance for institutions on how this can inform strategy and policy developments in this area. This study is offering valuable insights for institutional leaders on developing their future strategies and provision in order to further develop a digitally enabled environment for their current and future students.

Transparency: Many organisations have a duty to their stakeholders to show what they are doing and how. Open data enables this directly by allowing data literate stakeholders direct access to the data and indirectly by enabling people to build applications that allow the layperson to explore the data via websites, visualisations and applications. 2. Efficiency: Engaging in open data may produce efficiency savings. Savings could come from refining the production and management of data across an organisation, for example by linking up previously separate data sets that contain duplicate items.

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