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Digifest: Learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being

I was at Jisc Digifest 2017 last week involved in several sessions around data and analytics. However for me the most interesting session was the debate on Humans vs Machines debating whether  “Learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being”. In case you are new to learning analytics, it is the use […]

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Exploring Approaches to Attendance Tracking

Attendance tracking can gather in many ways for example door/room swipes, mobile apps or paper registers.  VLE and attendance are probably the most used data for learning analytics. There are a number of approaches being used to gather attendance data and several products on the market. We heard in previous network meetings from Gary Tindell, […]

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Learning Analytics at SITSFEST 2016

Rob Jones and I attended the Tribal SITSFEST 2016 in Celtic Manor Newport on Weds 13 July to deliver a breakout session on the Learning Analytics service with Adam Cooper and Richard Palmer from the Tribal Student Insights team. This was my third presentation on the learning analytics service in three days, so it was […]

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Greater Manchester Analytics Workshop Report

A workshop in partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday 16 May and attended by 25 people including representatives from colleges and Jisc customers’ service. The workshop was introduced by Louise Timperley, Director of Skills and Employment, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce & Martin Hall, previous Chair of Jisc now […]

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Scoping Learning Analytics for Further Education and Skills

As part of the development and implementation of the learning analytics service we are undertaking some workshops with invited colleges who have expressed an interest in the new service. The purpose is firstly to confirm that the planned service focused on predictive models for learner retention and attainment are relevant and second to explore the […]

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What will the Discovery Phase involve?

The discovery phase of the learning analytics project provides an opportunity for institutions to access their readiness to implement. The process examines many factors including institutional goals, availability of data, leadership and support, legal and ethical considerations and some technical considerations. The discovery will usually happen before technical implementation is started to assess any remedial […]

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Student App Design – What do you think?

Today we signed off the specification of design of the first release of the learning analytics student app. We expect an IoS and Android version of the app to be available from March 2016. The first release will be based primarily on the existing overview discussed in the previous blog post, Student app for learning analytics: […]

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Welcome

Welcome to the Effective Learning Analytics challenge blog site. We have already started the community consultation and you can contribute to the long list of Effective Learning Analytics ideas up to the end of September.