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.

Developing an institutional learning analytics policy

Institutions that are rolling out learning analytics projects will have to address a range of new and often complex issues. This is likely to mean developing an institutional policy specifically to address these issues or adapting existing policies. Jisc’s Code of Practice for Learning Analytics provides a checklist of the areas which may need to be handled … Read more

Notes and presentations from 8th UK Learning Analytics Network event at The Open University

About 100 people from across the UK turned up to Jisc’s latest learning analytics network event at the OU to share their experiences of implementing learning analytics, and to hear about some of the latest developments. Jisc colleagues, Paul Bailey, Michael Webb, Lee Baylis and Rob Wyn Jones kicked off with an update on developments … Read more

8th UK Learning Analytics Network Meeting, The Open University, 2nd November 2016

Jisc’s next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes on Wednesday 2nd November.  As usual we have an action-packed agenda with presentations from experts in learning analytics and plenty of opportunity for networking with others involved in learning analytics throughout the UK.  This time we’ll hear about: The latest … Read more

Notes and presentations from 7th UK Learning Analytics Network event at Newman University

Our latest UK Learning Analytics Network event attracted quite a few new attendees as well as some familiar faces. After a welcome from Prof. Duncan Lawson, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Formative Education, we had an update on Jisc’s Effective Learning Analytics project from Paul Bailey [slides – ppt 334KB]. More than 85 institutions have now expressed an … Read more

7th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Newman University, Birmingham, 22nd June 2016

Our next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at Newman University, Birmingham.  Booking form     The programme (draft below) includes: An update on Jisc’s learning analytics programme from Paul Bailey and issues around data transfer from Rob Wyn Jones Kevin Mayles, Head of Analytics at the Open University, returns to talk about implementing an institution wide … Read more

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