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.

Notes and presentations from 6th UK Learning Analytics Network event in Newport

Our most recent network event was at the University of South Wales’ campus in Newport. More and more institutions are undertaking learning analytics projects, and the interest seems to be constantly growing – the event was a sell-out. There was a good Welsh contingent this time, and a range of particularly interesting presentations. Paul Bailey updated … Read more

Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice

Today Jisc is releasing a new report: Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice  (PDF). Drawing on eleven case studies, we examine why institutions are deploying learning analytics, and what the benefits are for learners. We also discuss the main data sources being drawn upon by institutions and the technical … Read more

6th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Newport, Wales, 11th May 2016

Our next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place in Newport at the University of South Wales. As usual we’ve got an action-packed event, with lots of opportunities for networking with other education professionals interested in learning analytics. We hope to see you there:  Booking form Sessions include: An update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme, … Read more

Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture – Vendor Event, 21st April 2016 – Agenda

We now have representatives from 27 different commercial organisations registered to attend this session. Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture – Vendor Event 12:00 – 16:00, Thurs 21st April 2016 Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN Location information: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/contact  Agenda 12:00 – 13:00   Arrival, lunch and networking 13:00 – 13:45 Introduction to the Effective Learning … Read more

Notes and presentations from 5th UK Learning Analytics Network event in London

A year after our first networking event we were back at the University of East London on 3rd Feb 2016. Interest in learning analytics has grown hugely over the past year, and we had nearly 100 people this time. We had an action-packed agenda with a lot of expertise provided by the various presenters. After a welcome … Read more

Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture: Vendor Event – 21st April

Thurs 21st April, 12-4pm, Brettenham House, London.  ->Location You can now register for Jisc’s event for vendors interested in our open architecture for learning analytics. The architecture builds on open source and commercial tools to provide the components of a learning analytics service for UK higher and further education. It’s designed to allow a wide variety of data sources … Read more

Guest post: Jisc / OU Student Workload Tool

This guest post from Jitse van Ameijde of the Open University describes a micro-project which Jisc recently funded to develop a student workload tool. Student workload is an ever present concern in all higher education institutions for those designing, developing or delivering curriculum. Student workload contributes to students’ decisions around withdrawing from study and is among … Read more

Guest Post: Can survey data be used as an indicator of learning outcomes?

In this guest post Karl Molden and Veronika Hulikova of the University of Greenwich report on one of Jisc’s micro-projects in learning analytics.  Karl will present the project’s findings at the next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting at the University of East London on 3rd Feb. Synopsis The aims of this project are to show that … Read more

Notes from UK Learning Analytics Network event in Bradford

Around 90 people signed up for our latest event which took place last week at Bradford University.  Trevor Meek and his colleagues provided the venue, and we spent most of the day examining aspects of Jisc’s architecture for learning analytics and looking at ethical, legal and adoption issues for institutions. Michael Webb started off the … Read more