HE Sector and UCISA


Evaluation work on HE sector developments (UCISA)

Dr Richard Walker is part of the Academic Skills Group committee which is part of the Digital Skills and Development Group for UCISA (University and Colleges Information Systems Association).

Research publications

  • Walker, Richard., Voce, Julie. & Jenkins, Martin. (2013). Charting the development of technology enhanced learning developments across the UK HE sector: a longitudinal perspective (2001 – 2012). Interactive Learning Environments. Taylor & Francis: London. First published on: 11 December 2013.  URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10494820.2013.867888
  • Jenkins, Martin, Browne, Tom, Walker, Richard and Hewitt, Roger(2010) ‘The development of technology enhanced learning: findings from a 2008 survey of UK higher education institutions’, Interactive Learning Environments, First published on: 22 January 2010 (iFirst) URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10494820903484429
  • Browne, T., Jenkins, M., & Walker, R. (2006). ‘A Longitudinal Perspective Regarding the Use of VLEs by Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom’. Interactive Learning Environments, Vol. 14, No. 2, August 2006, pp. 177-192, Routledge (view abstract).

Conference presentations

  • Jenkins, M., Walker, R., Voce, J., Ahmed, J., Swift, E., & Vincent, P. (2016).
    Refocusing institutional TEL provision on the learner: drivers for change in UK higher education. In S. Barker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo, & C. Colvin (Eds.), Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide (pp. 278-282). http://2016conference.ascilite.org/wpcontent/uploads/ascilite2016_jenkins_concise.pdf
  • Walker, R. (2016). Technology adoption trends and educational change within UK higher education: Reflections on the UCISA Survey data (2001-2016). ICERI2016, the 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 14th-16th November 2016, Seville, Spain. (YouTube presentation: http://tinyurl.com/TELSurvey2016 ; presentation slides: http://tinyurl.com/ICERI2016-Tech-trends; abstract: https://library.iated.org/view/WALKER2016TEC) 
  • Walker, R. (2016). Open and flexible learning opportunities for all? Findings from the 2016 UCISA TEL Survey on learning technology developments across UK HE. ALT-C 2016: Connect, Collaborate, Create. 6th September, University of Warwick. (http://tinyurl.com/UCISASurvey PPTX)
  • Jenkins, M., Walker, R., & Voce, J. (2014). Achieving flexibility? The rhetoric and reality of the role of learning technologies in UK higher education. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (pp. 544-548). (Achieving flexibility Paper 205K PDF) (Achieving flexibility Presentation 400k PPTX)
  • Walker, R., & Voce, J. (2014). Ground swells and breaking waves: Findings from the 2014 UCISA TEL survey on learning technology trends, developments and fads. ALT-C 2014 – Riding giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave. 2nd September 2014. University of Warwick. (Ground swells and breaking waves abstract 24K DOCX) (Ground swells and breaking waves presentation 172K PPTX)
  • Walker, R. & Voce, J. (2014). Technology developments across the UK HE sector: reflections on recent UCISA research. The Future of Learning Conference: Strategic leadership in post-secondary learning environments, technologies and approaches. 24-25 February 2014: Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/education-conference/the-future-of-learning-conference (Future of Learning Paper 720k PDF) (Future of Learning Presentation 840k PPTX)
  • Walker, R. (2013). Reflections on developments with learning technologies: York’s journey and some discussion on sector trends (2003-2013). Keynote presentation. Heads of e-Learning Forum 10th anniversary meeting. City University London, Wednesday 6th November 2013.
    Slides and video recording of the talk are available at: http://helfuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/city-university-event-helf-10th.html (presentation – PPTX 4.8MB)
  • Walker, R., Ahmed, J., & Voce, J. (2012). ‘Capturing current realities and future challenges: findings from the 2012 UCISA TEL survey’.ALT-C 2012 – a confrontation with reality. 11-13 September 2012. University of Manchester.Capturing Current Realities PowerPoint Presentation (570k PPTX)
  • Walker, R. & Voce, J. (2012). ‘A study of technology enhanced learning developments across the UK HE sector: 2001-2012.’ EUNIS ’12. A 360° perspective on IT/IS in Higher Education. 20th – 22nd June 2012. University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila Real, Portugal. View presentation slides and podcast of presentation at: http://www.eunis.pt/index.php/programme/full-programme
  • Browne, T., Hewitt, R., Jenkins, M., Voce, J., Walker, R & Yip, H. (2010). ‘Plotting the sea-change: a longitudinal survey between 2001 and 2010 oftechnology-enhanced learning in UK higher education’. ALT-C 2010: “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change. 17th International Conference. 7-9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, UK. View presentation: http://altc2010.alt.ac.uk/attachments/0001/3292/UCISA-TEL-Survey-ALTC.pptHewitt, R. & Walker, R. (2010). ‘Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Survey 2010’. UCISA User Support Conference 2010, 20-22 July 2010, St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK.
  • Browne, T., Jenkins, M. & Walker, R. (2008). ‘Longitudinal survey of technology enhanced learning in UK higher education’. ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide. 15th International Conference. 9-11 September, Leeds, UK (view abstract, view presentation).
  • Browne, T., Jenkins, M.& Walker, R. (2008). ‘Technology enhanced learning survey 2008’. UCISA User Support Conference, University of Reading, 1st-3rd July 2008
  • Jenkins, M., Browne, T. & Walker, R. (2006). ‘VLEs – institutionally embed, adapt, rebadge or die?’ Paper presented at Enhancing the Customer Experience in a Changing World, UCISA Teaching and Learning Information Group User Support Conference, 5-7 July 2006, University of Cambridge.
  • Jenkins, M.,Browne, T. & Walker, R. (2005). ‘VLE Surveys: a longitudinal perspective between March 2001, March 2003 and March 2005 for Higher Education in the UK’. Exploring the frontiers of e-learning: borders, outposts and migration – the 12th International Conference ALT-C 2005, 6-8 September 2005, University of Manchester.

Survey reports

Survey reports are available online on the UCISA website

  • Walker, R., Voce, J., Swift, E., Ahmed, J., Jenkins, M., & Vincent, P. (2016). ‘2016 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK’. UCISA Report.
  • Walker, R., Voce, J., Nicholls, J., Swift, E., Ahmed, J., Horrigan, S., & Vincent, P. (2014). ‘2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK’. UCISA Report.
  • UCISA 2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning: case studies.
  • Walker, R., Voce, J., & Ahmed, J. (2012). ‘2012 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK’. A JISC/UCISA funded survey.
  • UCISA 2012 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning: case studies.
  • Browne, T., Hewitt, R., Jenkins, M., Voce, J., Walker, R. & Yip, H. (2010). ‘2010 survey of Technology Enhanced Learning For Higher Education in the UK’. A JISC/UCISA funded survey.
  • Browne, T., Hewitt, R., Jenkins, M. & Walker, R. (2008). ‘2008 survey of Technology Enhanced Learning For Higher Education in the UK’. A JISC/UCISA funded survey.
  • Jenkins, M., Browne, T., & Walker, R. (2005). ‘VLE surveys: A longitudinal perspective between March 2001, March 2003 and March 2005 for higher education in the United Kingdom’. A JISC/UCISA funded survey.

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