14th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 12 June 2018

Jisc’s next learning analytics network meeting is in Cheltenham at the University of Gloucestershire on 12th June 2018. These popular events comprise a range of presentations and discussion sessions – and an opportunity to network with colleagues involved in learning analytics projects at other institutions.


The theme for this meeting is “Beyond Retention”, we will see some examples of new data sources around student feedback, explore ideas for supporting student success and improving teaching and get some suppliers views on interventions. Consider the following and come prepared to share your thoughts

How can we enhance students’ performance through analytics? What are the key indicators of successful students. What information should we gather? What parameters can we use and what is ethical? How can we capture the uncapturable, the unmeasurable learning that goes on in the café, the corridor and in halls? How can we reward good behaviour, can we gamify these systems? As humans we respond well to tasks, can we adapt our systems to incorporate these tasks?

There is a growing debate about interventions and how these can be applied within the Learning Analytics context. How far should interventions go and how measurable are they? Should interventions be automated or manual? Can recording interventions be effective and what format should they take. Students are barraged with notifications, alerts and messages from a host of apps and social media. Will interventions and alerts just contribute to that noise?

The draft agenda is below. Please register early to ensure a place at the event.


10:00 – 16:00, Tuesday 12 June 2018
Hosted by the University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

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09:30 – 10:15 Arrival and coffee
10:15 – 10:45 Arrangements for the day & welcome to the University of Gloucestershire
10:45 – 11:15 Update on Jisc effective learning analytics project  Michael Webb, Rob Wyn Jones, Jisc
11:15 – 12:00 Unitu – engaging with realtime student feedback Anish Bagga, CEO and Founder of Unitu
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee
12:15 – 13:00 Using student questionnaires in analytics – HEFCE catalyst A project
Christine Couper, University of Greenwich
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00  Interventions how, when and why (Panel Session)   Invited experts, chaired by Steve Hoole, Jisc
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 15:55 Beyond Retention Workshop Sarah Davies, Jisc
15:55 – 16:00 Farewell


By Paul Bailey

Head of co-design, part of a research and development team

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