Collins Connect

Collins Learning was looking to develop a digital learning environment for teacher and student use. The aim of this research was to ensure the platform, Collins Connect, was intuitive, user friendly and met the needs of secondary school teachers.

Publishing and media companies
Technology in secondary schools

An educational publishing client commissioned Shift Learning to explore the use of technology within secondary schools. The findings of this research built upon a similar project conducted within the primary sector; and provided a solid perspective of the changing landscape within the education environment.

Publishing and media companies
School Effectiveness+

EES for Schools were developing a new product, School Effectiveness+, a complete improvement system for schools which enables them to evaluate themselves, identify their strengths and weaknesses, benchmark against other schools, and have a clear view of their improvement priorities.

Publishing and media companies
Testing a new proposition for the Education Show

i2i were looking to update their existing Education Show offer to ensure that the show delivers an optimal experience for new and existing visitors. As part of this, i2i had developed a new proposition for the show, which they sought to test in the research. This comprised several elements, including a new dateline, seminar content and structure, and exhibitors for the show.

Publishing and media companies
Alumni research

Imperial College London was looking to commission an alumni survey to gain a data-driven perspective of the attitudes and perceptions of alumni, and a better understanding of the drivers and inhibitors of alumni engagement.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
International Students House

ISH were eager to gain feedback from their residents, alumni and service users in order to determine their level of satisfaction with ISH accommodation and services; to ensure that they are meeting their mission; and to examine where they could improve in future to raise resident and user satisfaction even further.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Market research report around equipment databases, sharing and utilisation

Jisc were investigating the business case for hosting and delivering an equipment sharing portal for UK universities. Having gathered a large amount of source material, the Jisc project team commissioned Shift Learning to analyse and assimilate the material to create a market research report to be used as evidence on which to base the business decision.

Public sector and not-for-profit
Improving reputation and perception of Newham schools

The London Borough of Newham have made significant progress in the education standards of Newham primary and secondary schools. They want to close the disparities that exist between perception and reality to ensure that primary care givers and residents of Newham are fully aware of the quality of Newham schools and the education they offer.

Public sector and not-for-profit
New KS3 Shakespeare series

OUP wanted to carry out research to discover if a new KS3 Shakespeare series would be attractive to schools, and wanted to test a range of design options with teachers to see which learners and teachers at this level would find most appealing.

Publishing and media companies
New qualification development – Foundation degree in Film and Digital Media

Oxford Brookes University were investigating the potential for a new foundation degree in film and digital media. Oxford Brookes asked Shift Learning to investigate the potential of the new programme amongst employers, and to gauge employer reaction to the foundation degree as a pre-entry qualification and as a suitable avenue for in-work professional training.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Parent decision-making processes and views on the French school system in London

An educational charity commissioned Shift Learning to conduct research on French education in London. The client wished to explore decision-making processes and marketing messages that would help inform future developments in the French system in London.

Public sector and not-for-profit
Brand tracking survey

Shift Learning have been running a brand tracking eSurvey for Pearson College London since 2013.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
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