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UK Learning Analytics Network: new events in Edinburgh and Nottingham

After a successful first meeting at the University of East London, the UK Learning Analytics Network has two more events approaching:

Fri 8th May, Edinburgh UniversityBooking Form | Venue
Wed 24th June, Nottingham Trent UniversityBooking Form

The meetings provide an opportunity for staff in UK universities and colleges to network informally, share experiences and learn from some of the pioneers who are pushing forward learning analytics. We’ve now got a great line up confirmed for the Edinburgh event, kicked off by the University’s new Chair in Analytics and Informatics, Dragan Gašević, who brings his international perspective on adoption and implementation issues of learning analytics.

Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University

In Nottingham we’ll have a live video link with Dr John Whitmer, Director for Platform Analytics and Research at Blackboard, who previously headed up learning analytics work at California State University. John will present his latest US-based research examining the correlation between intervention events, interventions and final grade. He’ll also discuss his investigations into engagement and educational outcomes in MOOCS.

The full agenda for the Edinburgh event is:

UK Learning Analytics Network, University of Edinburgh in Association with Jisc
Fri 8th May 2015
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB – Directions

09:30: Tea and coffee on arrival
10:00: Housekeeping – Wilma Alexander & Myles Blaney
10:10: Introduction – Paul Bailey
10:20: Doing learning analytics in higher education: Critical issues for adoption and implementation – Professor Dragan Gašević, Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, University of Edinburgh
11:05: Learning Analytics: Implementation Issues – Sheila McNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University
11:25: Student data and Analytics work at the University of Edinburgh – Wilma Alexander, University of Edinburgh
11:50: Using learning analytics to identify ‘at-risk’ students within eight weeks of starting university: problems and opportunities – Avril Dewar, University of Edinburgh
12:10: The feedback hub; where qualitative learning support meets learning analytics – Wilbert Kraan, Cetis
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Jisc work on Analytics – update on progress to date– Paul Bailey, Jisc and Niall Sclater. See
14:00: Open Forum – input from participants, 15 min lightning talks.
Ideas for network supported projects (3 x £5k projects to explore new areas of learning analytics)
15:00: Tea
15:30: Conclusions from the day and timetable for future events
16:00: Finish

By Niall Sclater

Niall Sclater is Consultant and Director at Sclater Digital Ltd and is currently carrying out work for Jisc in Learning Analytics.

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