This presentation will describe an ongoing research study entitled ‘Transformational Teaching: Digital Learning’ which made students central in examining this long standing challenge. It will outline the research design and rationale of the study and will examine how 43 university students contributed to their university’ Digital Learning Programme through their role both as research participants, investigators as well as data analysts. Whilst the students were not directly involved in the original research design, they steered its direction based on their own perspectives and digital learning experiences. The students conducted the analysis of the data and made recommendations. Their findings were then presented to senior academic staff involved in enhancing education and the student experience.
The presentation will argue that the students’ participation in this research has been integral to the evidence-based proposal presented to their institution’s University Executive Board for their approval which maps the university-wide Digital Learning Programme to be implemented over the next five years.
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