The theme of this year’s conference was Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, with three strands: students as partners; employers as partners; and organisations as partners. The conference was packed with very interesting sessions – so much is going on with student engagements across the HE sector!
I was involved in a discussion session, delivered with two other JISC projects FASTECH (Universities of Bath Spa and Winchester) and E-AFFECT (Queen’s University Belfast) – where I had the opportunity to showcase the work that Digitally Ready carried out with students.
Our session “Partners in curriculum change: what are the best ways of working with students as co-researchers in assessment and digital literacies?” offered participants the opportunity to explore approaches to working with students as co-researchers in technology-enhanced practice in assessment and digital literacies. Participants had opportunities to refine their understanding of how best to establish partnership working with students, the issues and cultural changes that might be involved, and, in particular, how engineering technology-enhanced change in curriculum areas such as assessment and digital literacies can be driven forward by the insights and skills that students bring.
I had the opportunity to talk about how we engaged students as researchers, as partners in change, as learners in the digital age, and as ambasandors disseminating at the RAISE conference for the last 2 yeras. I showed our work with work placements conducted by Rachel, Alastair’s students engaging with blogging and the Construction chat by Milan’s Students – all very impressive!
I used this presentation Digitally Ready HEA conf Jul2013 , slides 5-8.