This project came about as a joint effort between the Learning Technologies Team and the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre seeking to do and find out a number of things:
- How do we get honest and accurate information about what students do with, feel about and use technology for as part of their learning?
- How do we involve students more in designing, improving and developing their own learning experiences.
- How do we provide genuine opportunities for students to undertake work experience?
- How do we provide skills training that is contextualised and allows students to apply what they are learning in a safe but meaningful situation?
In this project we decided to take a backseat and let the students take the lead. We employed them as researchers, trained them in educational research methods and then let them recruit their focus groups. The results were very revealing.