Newsletter #2

8th June 2016

Field Trial: Newsletter 2/5

For internal and external use

 


 Field Trial is rolling on!!

–  do you want to be a forerunner in the digitalization of the transfer of study records?

Field Trial

EMREX has entered the Field Trial stage in which the solution for electronic transfer of study records is tested by students. As of March 2016 students in Norway and Sweden have been testing the model between the two countries and Finland has recently joined the field trial with Finnish students fetching their study records first from Sweden. Italy is expected to join in a couple of weeks and Denmark after the summer.

The spring term is ending and students are currently pouring into their home institutions after finishing their studies abroad. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to take part in the EMREX Field Trial and test the tool at your own home institution. Feedback from users – students, administrators and coordinators – is key to identify key strengths and areas for development of the EMREX solution. The more logins we get from students, the better the EMREX model will be!

We offer you an opportunity to have your say about the electronic transfer of study records and to be the forerunner in the digitalization of the recognition process in Europe – and beyond. If you are interested in participating in the field trial, please contact your national contact person:

More information about the Field Trial can be found at emrex.eu.

Survey ongoing about the recognition process

To gauge the effectiveness and value of EMREX for the recognition process, an online survey is currently being undertaken. The survey asks about the recognition process and how the transfer of credits taken abroad goes after returning to the institution. The results will help to pin down whether or not students are satisfied with their recognition process and to explore potential benefits of digitalization of the process.

The survey has been sent to all exchange students in participating EMREX-countries and is open until early 2017. The first peek into the preliminary results reveals that 53% of the survey respondents did not get their transcript of records before leaving the host institution and a clear majority would be willing to use the EMREX solution if it was available to ease and speed up the process. A final report on the survey will be available at the end of the project in 2017.

Should you not be able to participate in testing the EMREX solution, you can nevertheless still contribute to the project and help us to collect feedback ad experiences of your students who have studied abroad regarding their recognition process. We invite you to spread the link to the survey widely at your institutions via different channels (website, twitter, email, facebook, etc).

The survey is hosted on a server of the University of Warsaw and can be accessed via the following link: https://ankieter.mimuw.edu.pl/en/surveys/81/.  If you wish, you can rename the link.

The Word version of the questionnaire is available here: long survey questionnaire.docx.

If you have any questions about the survey please contact:

Information material and support

The EMREX-project is providing information material to participating institutions. Most material is found at emrex.eu. For more specific and/or technical material, please contact the project leader for IT Development Geir Magne Vangen (g.m.vangen@fsat.no) or the project manager Mats Lindstedt (mats.lindstedt@csc.fi).

During the Field Trial a generic support address is provided: emrex-support@emrex.eu


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