Exploring Approaches to Attendance Tracking

Attendance tracking can gather in many ways for example door/room swipes, mobile apps or paper registers.  VLE and attendance are probably the most used data for learning analytics. There are a number of approaches being used to gather attendance data and several products on the market. We heard in previous network meetings from Gary Tindell, … Read more

Learning Analytics at SITSFEST 2016

Rob Jones and I attended the Tribal SITSFEST 2016 in Celtic Manor Newport on Weds 13 July to deliver a breakout session on the Learning Analytics service with Adam Cooper and Richard Palmer from the Tribal Student Insights team. This was my third presentation on the learning analytics service in three days, so it was … Read more

Notes and presentations from 7th UK Learning Analytics Network event at Newman University

Our latest UK Learning Analytics Network event attracted quite a few new attendees as well as some familiar faces. After a welcome from Prof. Duncan Lawson, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Formative Education, we had an update on Jisc’s Effective Learning Analytics project from Paul Bailey [slides – ppt 334KB]. More than 85 institutions have now expressed an … Read more

A Technical Look into Learning Analytics Data and Visualisations

It’s past time I wrote something about how we’re getting along with our technical Learning Analytics system! I’m Jisc’s technical analytics innovator, and so far on the project I’ve been working on a few bits of the technological ‘glue’ which helps the various components of our learning analytics system interact. We’ve previously blogged a little … Read more

7th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Newman University, Birmingham, 22nd June 2016

Our next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at Newman University, Birmingham.  Booking form     The programme (draft below) includes: An update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme from Paul Bailey and issues around data transfer from Rob Wyn Jones Kevin Mayles, Head of Analytics at the Open University, returns to talk about implementing an institution wide … Read more

Greater Manchester Analytics Workshop Report

A workshop in partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday 16 May and attended by 25 people including representatives from colleges and Jisc customers’ service. The workshop was introduced by Louise Timperley, Director of Skills and Employment, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce & Martin Hall, previous Chair of Jisc now … Read more

Notes and presentations from 6th UK Learning Analytics Network event in Newport

Our most recent network event was at the University of South Wales’ campus in Newport. More and more institutions are undertaking learning analytics projects, and the interest seems to be constantly growing – the event was a sell-out. There was a good Welsh contingent this time, and a range of particularly interesting presentations. Paul Bailey updated … Read more

Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice

Today Jisc is releasing a new report: Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice  (PDF). Drawing on eleven case studies, we examine why institutions are deploying learning analytics, and what the benefits are for learners. We also discuss the main data sources being drawn upon by institutions and the technical … Read more

6th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Newport, Wales, 11th May 2016

Our next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place in Newport at the University of South Wales. As usual we’ve got an action-packed event, with lots of opportunities for networking with other education professionals interested in learning analytics. We hope to see you there:  Booking form Sessions include: An update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme, … Read more