2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report
This is the new report produced by UCISA, it’s quite a lengthy report 149 pages but contains useful summary sections.
One particular interest for myself is Question 3.23 (Page 41)
Question 3.23: Have you evaluated the impact of technology enhanced learning tools and systems on pedagogic practices?
Findings indicated “evaluation of pedagogic practices is less common” in HE Colleges the value was 0%……..
Extracts from Times Education Article 27th September 2012 related to report and discussion with Professor Noss.
Harnessing the power of the technology that students already have in their pockets could revolutionise the way universities teach – but more research into how best to do so is needed first, a technology expert has said.
Speaking to Times Higher Education, Professor Noss said it was the responsibility of the research councils and the mobile technology industry to conduct research into how devices such as smartphones could be better employed. He added that mobile devices were already being used in a variety of ways, such as students accessing e-learning platforms including Moodle or Blackboard “while they are on the bus”.
It adds that staff knowledge is considered less of a barrier to technology-enhanced learning (TEL) than in previous years, indicating greater progress in training and awareness.
However, the top two barriers remain the same, the survey concludes: lack of time and insufficient financial resources.
“The economic climate appears to have had an impact on institutional services, with just under half of respondents reporting changes made in TEL support staff provision, with just under a quarter reporting a reduction in the number of TEL staff and  institutions reporting the restructuring of their departments since the last survey,” the report states.
Times Education Article 27th September 2012 (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421225&c=1)
UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report