Knowledge Factory ENG218
Optimise the User Experience in Your Institution's Digital Learning Environment
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time – Room Köpenick I
This Knowledge Factory invites participants responsible for the design, implementation and daily use of modern learning environments in higher education settings. It's often a challenge for students to find their way to information and content, which may be dispersed among applications, portals, and LMSs. We will focus on solutions and resources that can improve navigation and the user experience in these environments, which often consist of a complex collection!
SURF, The Netherlands
In 1987 Nico Juist borrowed a set of ten Apple Macintosh computers to use them in his first “computer aided” history lesson. Since then his professional focus is on ICT in Education. He worked as teacher-trainer, developer, project manager and policy advisor for “information management” for the universities of applied science Inholland and Leiden.
For ten years he was chairman of the SURF Special Interest Group “digital learning environment for higher education in the Netherlands” organizing knowledge exchange and collaboration in Dutch higher education. He is co-author of several publications on the subject. In 2018 he received the SURF Education Award for his long term involvement in the development of learning environments in higher education.
Nowadays he works as freelance advisor for SURF on the subject “personal and flexible digital learning environments”. SURF is a cooperative association of Dutch educational and research institutions in which its members join forces. Within SURF, universities, universities of applied science, UMCs and research institutions work together to purchase or develop the best possible digital services and to stimulate knowledge sharing by continuing to innovate.
SURF, The Netherlands
Jasmijn Wijn is manager of the project Digital Learning Environment at SURF. SURF is the National Research and Education Network of the Netherlands. Together with institutions and suppliers she investigates how the digital learning environment needs to develop to be able to respond flexibly to the constantly changing needs of students and teachers. Focus on the user experience is an important part of this.
Before working at SURF Jasmijn worked as a consultant. She advised educational institutions on the changes driven by IT or IT changes as a result of (strategic) choices. This concerned changes that were necessary/desirable to achieve goals of the institutions and to be able to guarantee or improve the quality of education.