Improve digital experience for all by focusing on international students
“Broadly, international students have a greater variety of attitudes and a greater variance of digital skills than their UK counterparts”
International students coming to the UK are an increasingly diverse group. They arrive with a breadth of personal perceptions, cultural backgrounds and prior experiences both inside and outside formal education. These experiences impact on how well they use digital technologies to learn.
This diversity means that the digital experience of international students coming to the UK is inconsistent with all their needs.
The problems these students face can be tackled by higher education providers taking a more inclusive approach, focusing on equity and outcomes. They can create a digital experience that benefits all students, not just international students.
The Jisc team has embarked on a four-phase research project aimed at understanding the digital experience of international students studying in the UK. Our findings and initial recommendations from the first phase will be published in the middle of April 2023.