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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 […]

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New service agreement for discussion

The consultation is now complete. The outcomes of the consultation are now available in a new blog post. See Learning analytics-service-agreement-final ———————————————————————————————————————- The new service agreement for the Learning Analytics Service is available above and we would like to invite you to review the agreement and provide feedback. This agreement will replace the existing Data […]

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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 […]

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Planning interventions with at-risk students

Last week Paul Bailey and I braved the sweltering heat which had briefly engulfed Birmingham and most of the rest of England to meet with staff and students at Aston University. 30 of us, including representatives from three other universities, spent the day thinking about how institutions can best make use of the intelligence gained from data […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trends Unpacked (Part 2): Four Things Senior Leaders Need to Know About Their Role in a Learning Analytics Initiative

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, senior implementation consultant for Unicon. One of the most common questions I get during onsite readiness assessment visits is, “What can I do, as a leader, to support learning analytics across my institution?” While working with varying institutions, I observed several key ways in which senior leaders […]

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Notes and presentations from the 10th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event at Strathclyde University

Glasgow, a great city even when it’s raining, was bathed in sunshine this week for our tenth network meeting, held at the University of Strathclyde. It was good to see how the learning analytics community has grown since we started having these events – there were 80 attendees at this one from institutions all over the […]

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Second pathfinder meeting: addressing common institutional challenges

At our recent pathfinder meeting, a number of institutions involved in implementing Jisc’s learning analytics architecture came together to work on issues of common concern. This followed a get together in Bristol last December where we looked at institutional culture, ethical & legal issues and data. Participants from the different universities present discussed a different range […]

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10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Strathclyde, 3rd May 2017

The 10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd May. Strathclyde has a vibrant learning analytics initiative – see Ainsley Hainey’s blog for further details. We’ll be hearing about that from Deputy Associate Principal, Brian Green in the afternoon. Booking form The main theme of the […]