Category Archives: Institutional Use

Consent for learning analytics: some practical guidance for institutions

What information do students need about the use of their data for learning analytics? When should students be asked for their consent for this? How is it best to obtain that consent? What happens if a student wishes to opt out? Consent continues to be one of the main concerns for universities and colleges when … Read more

9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Exeter, 22nd Feb 2017

Jisc’s next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Exeter on Wednesday 22nd Feb. Exeter is relatively advanced with its learning analytics initiative, and we’re particularly looking forward to hearing from Prof Wendy Robinson, Academic Dean for Students, and her colleagues, who will kick off the day. Booking form One of the main … Read more

Exploring issues around data for Jisc’s learning analytics architecture

Warning: this is a fairly geeky post. I’ve attempted to make it understandable but feel free to stop reading now if you’re not interested in the technical details of the data behind learning analytics. It is, however, really important work – a key building block for the useful analytics on students and their learning that … Read more

Institutions working together to address learning analytics deployment issues

Last Friday, representatives from a number of early adopter universities came together at Jisc’s Bristol offices to work on some of the areas that need to be tackled in their institutional learning analytics projects. Jisc’s Director of Data and Analytics, Michael Webb, demonstrated a new Data Explorer tool which provides useful visualisations, enabling institutions to … Read more

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

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

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