Author Archives: Niall Sclater

About Niall Sclater

Niall Sclater is Consultant and Director at Sclater Digital Ltd and is currently carrying out work for Jisc in Learning Analytics.

12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Greenwich, London, 23rd Nov 2017

The 12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is being hosted by the University of Greenwich on Thursday 23rd November 2017. Booking form Our theme this time is around data for learning analytics:  preparing your data sources, thinking about the implications of the forthcoming European GDPR legislation, and understanding how predictive modelling on the data works. Prof David … Read more

Notes and presentations from the 11th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event at Aston University

Aston University kindly hosted our latest learning analytics network event last week in central Birmingham. This one involved fewer presentations and more group work, which seemed to work well. The workshop part was focussed on developing strategies for carrying out interventions. Paul Bailey updated the group first of all on how the Jisc effective learning … Read more

11th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Aston University, Birmingham, 5th Sept 2017

The 11th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is being hosted by Aston University in central Birmingham on Tuesday 5th September 2017. Booking form The room lends itself to working in small groups so we thought we’d have fewer presentations and a bit more hands-on activity this time.   Paul and I will then be facilitating a cut-down … Read more

Consent and the GDPR: what approaches are universities taking?

We’ve already published some practical guidance for institutions on how to interpret and apply the new EU legislation – the General Data Protection Regulation – with regards to requesting student consent for the use of their data for learning analytics. We suggested that institutions should: Not ask for consent for the use of non-sensitive data for analytics (our … Read more

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