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

Following discussions between Welsh Government and Jisc we have decided to postpone the Wales 2020 digital experience insights survey and resultant report. The decision was made in light of the current challenging circumstances and in recognition of your current priorities including adjusting, adopting new working practices and supporting learners with their studies and wellbeing – no mean feat.

Should you wish to continue with the survey, you will still have your data to analyse. The UK FE and HE surveys and reports will continue as planned so Welsh FE surveys that are completed by 29th May will be included in these.

For further information on this announcement please contact Help@jisc.ac.uk. We will be in touch in the coming months to agree how the surveys will be run in Autumn 2020 onwards. We fully appreciate that these are difficult times and, while you are there to support your learners, if we can be of help to you and your organisation please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager.

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 further education (FE) and work based learning (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) complete our find out more form to let us know you would like to take part. Please include Wales 2020 in the section that asks ' What aspects of the digital experience insights service would you like more information on?

When do the surveys open and close?

Key dates for the Wales digital experience insights surveys:

  • January 2020 – expressions of interest and registration for FE providers
  • January 2020 surveys open (Wales specific)
  • February - March 2020 – expressions of interest and registration for WBL and ACL providers
  • 29 May 2020 at 5pm – student surveys close (Wales FE and UK) - please note the deadline has been extended at the request of subscribers (you will need to extend the close date to this date and time of your surveys in Jisc online surveys)
  • 1 June 2020 – professional services staff surveys close (Wales FE and UK)
  • 3 July 2020:
    • student surveys close (Wales WBL and ACL)
    • teaching staff surveys close (Wales FE, WBL, ACL and UK)
    • professional services staff surveys close (Wales WBL and ACL)
  • November 2020 – Analysis, mapping and production of sector and national reports

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)