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.
One of the main themes of the day will be examining the links between learning gain and learning analytics. Dr Camille Kandiko Howson from KCL will present on Measuring learning gain: big data, learning analytics, tests and surveys. We’ll also be hearing from Dr Ian Scott, Assoc Dean Student Experience at Oxford Brookes who leads both his University’s projects in these areas.
As well as the usual opportunities for networking with others implementing learning analytics at their institutions, there’ll be a chance to hear about Jisc’s latest innovations in the area, including demos of Data Explorer (a new tool for analysing your institution’s learning analytics data) and Study Goal (the student app).
In the afternoon Dr John Whitmer will present from California on his latest research findings. John is Director for Analytics and Research at Blackboard and one of the leading experts in the field.
You’re advised to book early as there are only 80 places available and the event is likely to be oversubscribed.
10:00 – 16:00, Wed 22nd February 2016
|09:30 – 10:15||Arrival and coffee – Reed Hall (Building 14, Square 6E on the Campus Map)|
|10:15 – 10:25||Arrangements for the day & welcome to the University of Exeter|
|10:25 – 11:25||Learning analytics at Exeter||Professor Wendy Robinson, Academic Dean for Students, University of Exeter – and colleagues|
|11:25 – 11:40||Tea / coffee|
|11:40 – 12:30||Update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme||Paul Bailey, Michael Webb, Rob Wyn Jones, Jisc|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:30 – 14:15||Measuring Learning Gain: Big Data, Learning Analytics, Tests and Surveys||Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education & Academic Head of Student Engagement, King’s College London|
|14:15 – 15:00||Learning analytics and learning gain: the experience at Oxford Brookes||Dr Ian Scott, Assoc Dean Student Experience, Oxford Brookes University|
|15:00 – 15:15||Tea / coffee|
|15:15 – 15:55||Blackboard research into learning analytics||John Whitmer, Director of Analytics, Blackboard|
|15:55 – 16:00||Farewell|