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We are at a key point for data and analytics in higher education, but if we want to ensure that it reaches its full potential we first need to facilitate a shared ‘data space’ in which the people and organisations who are vital to its success are able to come together and collaborate.
Now is the time to do this: as more institutions start collecting analytics data as new infrastructure, data and tools become available, we need to place data issues at the forefront.
In this joint workshop by Jisc and the Open University, we are inviting this diverse group of stakeholders to debate about what needs to happen in order to move this important research area forwards.
By the end of the session we hope to have made important steps towards more joined up working practices in learning analytics for research.
10:00 – 16:00, Thursday 3 November 2016
|10:00 – 10:30||Arrival, registration and refreshments|
|10:30 – 10:35
||Welcome and Introduction to the day
|10:35 – 10-55||Towards an Education Dataspace: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
– Prof John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
|10:55 – 11:15||Towards a Shared Data and Analytics Architecture
– Dr. Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc
|11:15 – 11:30||Short break, tea / coffee
|11:30 – 13:00||Presentations from workshop participants outlining current areas of work as well as ideas for future research and collaboration possibilities
– Facilitated by Niall Sclater
The University of Northampton – Jim Harris
|12:45 – 13:00||Manchester Metropolitan University – Professor Mark Stubbs
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch, networking
| 14:00 – 15:15
|Parallel session 1: Data
What datasets are you currently using? Which would you like to access in the future? How can we enable this?
| 14:00 – 15:15
|Parallel session 2: Technical
What is required to underpin our aims in order to enable interoperability, the use of shared standards and vocabularies?
|14:00 – 15:15||Parallel session 3: Cultural
What are the inhibitors to our goals? How can we overcome them?
| 15:15 – 15:45
||Feedback from parallel sessions and whole group discussion|
| 15:45 – 16:00
||Plenary: Actions and next steps|