The student experience? The £135 university lecture – but is it worth it? As universities hike their fees, will students be left questioning the quality – and quantity – of teaching? (Mortarboard 3 May)
University priorities in teaching and learning 1.Student satisfaction 2.Student success and completion 3.Graduate level jobs and careers
“Gradually, the internet is sinking into the background as a tool that everyone takes for granted”
Digital literacy The skills necessary for living, learning and working in a digital society
Aspects of digital literacy... Information literacy Communication literacy Learning literacies –Collaboration –Use of digital learning spaces –Use of social media –Assessment submission and feedback Recording learning
10 Course experience Student satisfaction Success and completion Graduate level jobs and employment International experience Excellent student experience Value for money The focus is now on the course experience
EC Faculty requirements The offer to students must be unambiguous, delivered and auditable. Simplification of courses to reduce staff workloads – assessing less or assess over several modules. Activity led learning – 20 credit module running at the same time over all courses and all levels. 11
Your job as course designers..... 13 The student experience ‘Classroom Experience’ Careers and employment An international experience Academic and personal tutoring Technology and digital literacy Assessment Work experience Professional accreditation
Review of existing courses Use the data provided and your own reflections to consider where are you know? Data provided: course viability data, NSS, module questionnaire data –What are the areas for development? –What are the strengths to build upon? –What are the opportunities. How does your course address the Teaching and learning strategy priorities? 14
Course vision. Imagine....... Imagine a conversation between two students. A student is coming to the end of a third year of your course and is asked by a prospective student about whether to apply to do Criminology or forensic investigation at Coventry University. How would you like the conversation to go. What would they say. 15
Developing a collective vision for your courses In your groups develop a vision for your courses which reflects the student experience and your vision for the graduates from it –Consider the teaching and learning experience –International experience –Employment – employability –Unique selling point of the course / distinctiveness –Why would a student choose your course over a competitor –Student experience
Activity – developing the strategic themes Divide into groups Identify the key strategic themes and student competences for your courses. Try to develop level outcomes for your theme as it would be experienced by your students.
Action planning for day 2 Review and Action: Where are we now. Allocate tasks and responsibilities for day 2. –Teaching and learning (including Technology enhanced learning) –Assessment strategy, –Internationalisation –Academic and Personal Tutoring What will you present to a student panel?