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 formLibrary, Birmingham



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 strategy
  • Michael Webb will discuss progress with the Learning Analytics Processor and the Apereo Suite, being developed for us by Unicon and Marist College
  • At lunchtime there will be stalls with demos of some of the leading learning analytics solutions – Blackboard, Civitas Learning, Hobsons, Solutionpath and Tribal
  • After lunch we’ll have a panel session with the vendors, where I’ll put a series of questions to them about their products – and there’ll be a chance for you to ask your own questions too
  • We are fortunate to have Zhi Soon from Behavioural Insights attending to discuss “nudging” and interventions used by government to change public behaviour
  • This is followed by a discussion session on how to develop interventions at your institution
  • Finally we’ve got an update from The City of Liverpool College on how their learning analytics pilot went

Agenda (draft)

10:00 – 16:00, Wed 22nd June 2016
Hosted by Newman University, Birmingham

Newman University
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
Birmingham B32 3NT

09:30 – 10:15 Arrival and coffee
10:15 – 10:25 Arrangements for the day

Welcome to Newman University


Prof. Duncan Lawson, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Formative Education

10:25 – 10:35 Update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme Paul Bailey, Jisc
10:35 – 11:00 Update on data transfer to the learning records warehouse, Uniform Data Definition and Data Processing Agreement Rob Wyn Jones, Jisc
11:00 – 11:15 Tea / coffee
11:15 – 12:00 Learning analytics: implementing an institution wide strategy Kevin Mayles, Open University
12:00 – 12:30 Student Success Plan (Intervention Management Tool) and Student App
Michael Webb, Jisc
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and product demos from Blackboard, Civitas Learning, Hobsons, Tribal and Solutionpath
13:30 – 14:15 Vendor panel – with representatives from leading learning analytics vendors Richard Burrows, Blackboard
Deepak Colluru, Civitas Learning
Jamie O’Connell, Hobsons
Adam Cooper, Tribal
Richard Gascoigne, Solutionpath
Lindsay Pineda, Unicon
Chair: Niall Sclater, Jisc
14:15 – 15:00 Interventions Raj Chande, Behavioural Insights
14:45 – 15:15 Intervention strategies at your institution – discussion
15:15 – 15:30 Tea / coffee
15:30 – 15:55 Report from Jisc Learning Analytics Pilot Dale Davies, The City of Liverpool College
15:55 – 16:00 Farewell  

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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