Winners of students e-learning survey!

We are pleased to announce the winners of EHU’s third annual e-Learning survey!

First prize of £50 Amazon vouchers went to Helen Gadie, a 3rd year Psychology student.  She popped into the SOLSTICE office to pick up her prize and is pictured here with EHU’s e-Learning Strategy & Development Manager, Lindsey Martin.  The two runner up prizes of £25 Amazon vouchers went to Rachel Harrison, a 1st year Biology student, and Carl Wright, a 2nd year Geography student.  Congratulations to all three winners!

This year we had 750 responses which was close to last year’s total of 775.  The information gathered from the survey is fundamental to our planning for the coming academic year, particularly with the move to the new version of Blackboard – Learning Edge.  Thank you to everyone who completed the survey!

The results show that Blackboard continues to be used extremely frequently, with 95% of students logging on once a week, and around 75% of students logging on three times a week.  78.9% of students feel Blackboard is very important – a slight increase on last year’s figure of 75.9%.

Comparing responses from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 surveys shows that there has been a continuing increase in the number of students owning an internet enabled mobile device.  These students are wanting to make use of the university’s wifi access and are actively looking for more and consistent online provision.

There are many, many more interesting findings and emerging trends; a full report of the results will be available shortly….watch this space!

Students – last chance to win Amazon vouchers!

We now have 740 responses to our third annual students e-learning survey and only need another 35 to match the number of responses we had last year… please take a few minutes to complete the survey if you’ve not already done so.  A grand prize of a £50 Amazon voucher and two runner up prizes of £25 Amazon vouchers will be awarded to three lucky winners.  The prize draw will take place shortly after the survey closes which is midnight tomorrow, Friday 28th January!

You can access the survey here

You have one day left!

Students, time is running out! Have your say with the EHU students e-learning survey…

We’re now in the last week of our third annual EHU students e-Learning Survey and would like to encourage any student who hasn’t already completed it to do so before it’s too late!  692 students have already responded (thank you!) and last year we had a total of 775 respondents so we would love it if we were able to come close to matching that this year.  The more responses we have, the more powerful the survey will be when thinking about developments for Edge Hill’s VLE, and with the new version of Blackboard coming soon, these developments are important for all students.

Looking at the results so far, we can see how important Blackboard still is for students.  We can also see that many of you have ideas about how certain tools, for example facebook (or other social networking sites) and text messages could be used to support your learning. The last 12 months has seen a huge change in the market for Smartphones and other devices (such as iPads) and the survey is giving us lots of information on how you would like to use them in your learning. It’s ideas like this that can help us to really improve your student experience so if you are an EHU student please complete our survey if you’ve not already done so…time is running out! To thank you for sparing the time to help us we are offering a prize draw of one £50 and two £25 Amazon vouchers for three lucky winners (the draw will take place after the survey has closed).

The survey is open until Friday 28th January and can be accessed from Blackboard, from email or from the link here.

Thank you!