The Welsh government are supporting post-16 providers in Wales to use the digital experience insights service as part of their Digital 2030 strategic framework.

Announcement

Earlier this year Welsh Government and Jisc took the decision to postpone the Wales 2020 digital experience insights survey and resultant report.

We are now pleased to inform you that Welsh Government has agreed to fund a Wales 2021 digital experience insights survey for further education (FE), adult and community learning (ACL) and workbased learning (WBL) providers.

Jisc’s digital experience insights surveys provide powerful data on how your students and staff are using technology, what is making a difference and where improvements can be made – particularly important in the current climate.

We have also ensured the surveys map against the Digital 2030 framework, providing you with evidence of your progress against the Framework. We will also produce a suite of reports summarising the findings and highlighting potential priorities from national and sector perspectives.

Digital 2030: a strategic framework for post-16 digital learning in Wales

To support the post-compulsory education and training sector, Llywodraeth Cymru (Welsh Government) have developed Digital 2030 as a strategic framework to set out their shared vision, aims and objectives for post-16 digital learning during the next decade.

Read the strategic framework and implementation guidance in full:

Our online guide Digital 2030: outlines the aims and objectives of the Digital 2030 framework and shows how digital technologies can support effective delivery by exploring a range of roles and responsibilities across the post-16 sector

How digital experience insights can make a difference

We piloted use of the digital experience insights surveys with FE and WBL providers in Wales during 2018/19. Outputs from the pilot include a short report, individual summary publications, an infographic and more detailed individual PowerPoint presentations:

  • Wales digital experience insights surveys infographic 2019 - pdf format
  • Wales digital experience insights surveys report 2019
    • Welsh language versions in Word and pdf format
    • English language versions in Word and pdf format
  • Wales digital experience insights surveys: further education summary
    • Welsh language versions in Word and pdf format
    • English language versions in Word and pdf format
  • Wales digital experience insights surveys 2019: further education summary
    • Welsh language versions in PowerPoint format (available soon)
    • English language versions in PowerPoint format
  • Wales digital experience insights surveys: workbased learning summary
    • Welsh language versions in Word and pdf format
    • English language versions in Word and pdf format
  • Wales digital experience insights surveys 2019: workbased learning summary
    • Welsh language versions in PowerPoint format (available soon)
    • English language versions in PowerPoint format

Getting started

What does my organisation need to do to take part?

If you are a Welsh further education (FE), adult and community learning (ACL) or workbased learning (WBL) provider, please just contact your account manager or email wales@jisc.ac.uk to let us know you would like to take part.

We’ll then hold a short onboarding call with you where we can discuss your options and explain the support available to you.

When do the surveys open and close?

The surveys open on 6th October and will be open until the following dates:

  • Student survey 30 April 2021
  • Professional services staff 5 June 2021
  • Teaching staff 2 July 2021

The final reports will be available later in 2021.

Where can I find advice and guidance on running the surveys?

We provide extensive guidance on running the digital experience insights service (currently available in English only). See our advice and guidance pages.

We also provide editable templates in Word to help your promote the surveys to your students and staff (English and Welsh language versions available). These are downloadable from our resources page.

Note that to add your own logo, click on the marked logo place and select delete. You can then add your own logo and resize to suit, choosing the formatting/text wrap option of ‘in front of text’ to allow you to move it to the right place.

Need help?

Please do get in touch if you have any queries:

  • Email the team help@jisc.ac.uk using Wales 2020 digital insights in the subject line
  • Contact your account manager to discuss your needs
  • Call our helpline on 0300 300 2212 between 07:00 - 00:00 (Monday - Friday)