20. Oxford launches Student Digital Experience Project

There is a growing need to try to define the experience Oxford students will have online, in order to appropriately support teaching and learning, graduate skills expectations, and the social lives of students.

This was a concern raised at the Student Systems Replacement Board. It was felt that there was a need for the University to collectively articulate its vision for how the overall student experience was being furthered by the range of systems now on offer (centrally and locally).

The Student Digital Experience (DIGE) workstream is a collaboration between the Learning Technologies Group (LTG) in OUCS and the Student Systems Replacement Programme (SSRP) in the Academic Administration Division. It runs from 1st October 2011 until 30th April 2012 and has two principal objectives:

1. Map the current 'landscape' of the digital services and systems that Oxford provides for both students and staff in order to support teaching and learning, and also to support student life in general.

For example, OxCORT, GSS, Nexus, WebLearn, SOLO, OxLIP and Mobile Oxford.

This landscape is to be mapped in terms of:

  • the architecture of these services and systems
  • how they are experienced by students and staff

2. Research, and document, the University’s vision for the future direction of these services and systems over the next five years; set out a series of recommendations to faculties, departments and administrative units.

A series of activities will be planned to achieve a description of the current digital services provided by Oxford for students and staff to enhance the learning experience and learning support activities.

We hope the output will be a vision for the systems and services needed to support learning and teaching for the next five years that puts us ahead of our competitors.

Project website

For more information about the project please contact Melissa Highton, Head of LTG.

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