Using learning analytics to enhance the curriculum

At our Planning Interventions workshop at Aston University last week we spent the morning looking at interventions with individual at-risk students. This post reports on the afternoon session, where we examined the use of learning analytics to enhance the curriculum. Participants were given several simulated analytics outputs relating to the first year of a degree … Read more

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends: Quantitative Analysis of Organizational and Technical Trends

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon.  Key Takeaways  What tool is used to quantify organizational and technical areas of readiness? What can institutions learn from quantitative analysis of organizational and technical aspects of readiness? For many institutions, the idea of beginning a learning analytics initiative may seem overwhelming and … Read more

Trends Unpacked (Part 3): Technical Challenges and Learning Analytics

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant and Amanda Mason, Senior Business Analyst, Unicon, Inc. How are you approaching a learning analytics implementation at your institution? Is the impression that it is mostly a technical implementation? Or is it mostly an organizational/cultural one? As we discuss in this installment of the … Read more

Trends Unpacked (Part 2): Four Things Senior Leaders Need to Know About Their Role in a Learning Analytics Initiative

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, senior implementation consultant for Unicon. One of the most common questions I get during onsite readiness assessment visits is, “What can I do, as a leader, to support learning analytics across my institution?” While working with varying institutions, I observed several key ways in which senior leaders … Read more

Notes and presentations from the 10th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event at Strathclyde University

Glasgow, a great city even when it’s raining, was bathed in sunshine this week for our tenth network meeting, held at the University of Strathclyde. It was good to see how the learning analytics community has grown since we started having these events – there were 80 attendees at this one from institutions all over the … Read more

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 (Part 1): Organizational Challenges and Learning Analytics

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