Educate for global impact

Our portfolio of work to advance EGI

Welcome to the EGI Portfolio. There is an incredible amount of change work happening across our School and the following provides details around the delivery of our current priorities, directly impacting our 2030 vision to Educate for Global Impact. 

The boxes on the right celebrate some of the changes already delivered through EGI, and preview some of the longer-term objectives and changes we will be working towards in the coming years.

What is the EGI Strategy and the EGI Change Plan?

Educate for Global Impact’s (EGI’s) strategic goals are primarily achieved through colleagues’ day-to-day, ‘business as usual’ activity – through educating and supporting students, and supporting frontline staff – in academic departments and professional service divisions across the whole School. [LINK TO THE EGI VISUAL]

Where a strategic need to support or enhance student or staff experiences is identified – to bring in something new, address a complex issue at LSE, respond to external changes, or a combination – that work is developed and delivered through the EGI Change Plan: the portfolio of strategic change programmes and projects covering every dimension of EGI, with input and challenge provided by the EGI Steering Group, chaired by VP Education, and a suite of governance bodies reporting into it.

Delivering our priorities

Assessment and feedback
Making improvements across our assessments will have a positive impact on both staff and students - making the most of new technology and bettering the experience for everyone involved.

From setting clear marking criteria at the start, to providing timely feedback, find out more about our latest work in this area. 

Marking criteria

Every course’s Moodle homepage will have a prominently displayed marking criteria or equivalent resource, and also communicate the permitted local approach to using generative artificial intelligence. Over time, the Eden Centre will be working with departments on developing this resource.

Timeliness of feedback

Every department is working towards the stipulations of the Academic Code, established by Academic Board in 2018. The Digital Assessment Programme is developing more streamlined, efficient ways to administer, and measure the timeliness of, feedback. 

Student voice
Working in partnership with our students, we're making the most of their feedback, gathering insights both in-year and at key points in their education journey. 

Find out about how we're closing the feedback loop and maximising our opportunities to understand students' experiences.

‘Closing the feedback loop’

Every department is providing students with some form of written update on actions taken on previous student feedback, including from the preceding year’s student surveys, to have a consistent baseline of ‘closing the feedback loop’.

In-term course pulse surveys, and rapid feedback to students

 Every course is encouraged to conduct rapid ‘pulse surveys’ early in the term and Eden Centre have provided guidance on using techniques such ‘Stop / Start / Continue’, and easy to use tools to support this. Over time, the Digital Education Futures Programme will be developing School-supported tools for this.

Digital Education and assessment
Using digital tools to enhance and support the education experience benefits both student and staff, across a wide range of subjects, methodologies and teaching styles.

Find out about the latest pilot programmes for assessments and exams, as well as recent enhancements across Moodle.

Pilots: digital tools for quantitative assessments and exams

Pilots are being established in 2023/24 for digital tools for quantitative assessments and exams, building on the successful first steps to digitise the assessment lifecycle last year (E-exams, GradeScope).

Moodle enhancement and baselines

Eden’s Digital Team is working with departments to co-develop and design baselines and templates for Moodle usage for programmes and courses. The Digital Team are increasing the utility of Moodle through integrating it with other platforms, and developing a Digital Assessment Toolkit that makes the most of Moodle. This follows the successful work over the summer of upgrading of Moodle, and moving it to third party managed hosting.  

Enhancing administration
With so many systems supporting our work, there are a number of ways for us to make improvements, whilst being mindful of connectedness and the impact of change on both staff and students

Find out more about the current improvements underway, including our curriculum management system and change to our academic administration platform.

Curriculum Management System

As part of the Course Selection and Timetabling Programme a new Curriculum Management System – replacing CAPIS – is going to be implemented for September 2024.

New LfY / moving student academic administration onto Salesforce

We have been shifting a large number of applications from the old LFY onto Salesforce, creating the ‘new LFY’. The Beta version of the new LFY is being tested in Autumn Term and will go live to students and staff in Winter Term, with further enhancements to come after that. This work is integrated the ongoing transfer of various other student academic administrative processes onto Salesforce as well.

Find out more about EGI and feedback

The Education Strategic Officer, Thomas Watson, has day-to-day responsibility for leading the development and delivery of LSE’s Educate for Global Impact (EGI) Strategy, and manages the EGI Change Plan. Contact Thomas at any time to learn more about work underway and planned, and the progress across EGI, and to feed in your ideas and suggestions for taking forward excellent education and student experience at LSE.