Second pathfinder meeting: addressing common institutional challenges

At our recent pathfinder meeting, a number of institutions involved in implementing Jisc’s learning analytics architecture came together to work on issues of common concern. This followed a get together in Bristol last December where we looked at institutional culture, ethical & legal issues and data. Participants from the different universities present discussed a different range … Read more

10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Strathclyde, 3rd May 2017

The 10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd May. Strathclyde has a vibrant learning analytics initiative – see Ainsley Hainey’s blog for further details. We’ll be hearing about that from Deputy Associate Principal, Brian Green in the afternoon. Booking form The main theme of the … Read more

Trends Unpacked: Organizational Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 1)

This is another guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc. with Patrick Lynch, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor, University of Hull. Earlier this month, I posted an article about the learning analytics readiness trends observed over the last year as I traveled to several UK HE (higher education) institutions with my colleague, Patrick Lynch … Read more

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends

This is a guest blog by Lindsay Pineda, who is currently a Senior Implementation Consultant for Unicon and has a rich background in learning/predictive analytics. In her previous position, she focused on helping to develop, implement, and execute a proprietary predictive modeling technology that has proven to be successful in predicting student course persistence on … Read more

Designing learning analytics dashboards

Universities and colleges are accumulating significant amounts of data about student engagement, potentially enabling early warning about students at risk of failure – and the enhancement of many aspects of course provision. But how should that data be presented to the various stakeholders in institutions? Who are these stakeholders and what would be the most … Read more

Notes and presentations from the 9th Jisc Learning Analytics Network meeting at Exeter University

Our network meeting this week in Exeter was again fully booked; there does seem to be a growing interest in learning analytics in the UK. This was also a particularly informative meeting, I felt, and we were able to absorb a huge amount of expertise from our presenters. Exeter University is ahead of much of the sector … Read more

Consent for learning analytics: some practical guidance for institutions

What information do students need about the use of their data for learning analytics? When should students be asked for their consent for this? How is it best to obtain that consent? What happens if a student wishes to opt out? Consent continues to be one of the main concerns for universities and colleges when … Read more

9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Exeter, 22nd Feb 2017

Jisc’s next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Exeter on Wednesday 22nd Feb. Exeter is relatively advanced with its learning analytics initiative, and we’re particularly looking forward to hearing from Prof Wendy Robinson, Academic Dean for Students, and her colleagues, who will kick off the day. Booking form One of the main … Read more