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UK Learning Analytics Network: new events in Edinburgh and Nottingham

After a successful first meeting at the University of East London, the UK Learning Analytics Network has two more events approaching: Fri 8th May, Edinburgh University – Booking Form | Venue Wed 24th June, Nottingham Trent University – Booking Form The meetings provide an opportunity for staff in UK universities and colleges to network informally, […]

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Code of Practice for Learning Analytics – public consultation

Jisc’s draft Code of Practice for Learning Analytics is now available for public consultation for the next two weeks: Code of Practice for Learning Analytics v04 [MS Word].  We’ve already had some very useful comments back from a number of invited organisations and individuals which will help to enhance the document and the accompanying online guidance. The background to […]

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Code of Practice Ethics Institutional Use Legal Issues

A taxonomy of ethical, legal and logistical issues of learning analytics v1.0

Jisc, Apereo and the Lace Project held a workshop in Paris on 6th February to discuss the ethical and legal issues of learning analytics.  The focus of this meeting was the draft taxonomy of issues that I prepared previously.  It was extremely helpful to have comments from experts in the area to refine the list, which is forming […]

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Institutional Use Network

UK Learning Analytics Network – notes from kick-off meeting

Jisc’s Learning Analytics Network got off to a great start last week with a workshop hosted by the University of East London.  The event was fully subscribed, with around 50 people attending from 31 different institutions, showing the high level of interest in the area in the UK. Staff and students very positive about dashboards at Nottingham Trent Mike […]

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A taxonomy of the ethical and legal issues of learning analytics v0.1

In discussions around the ethics and legal issues of learning analytics I’ve found the same issues cropping up again and again. Almost always they’ve already been covered somewhere in the growing collection of publications on learning analytics. Sometimes they’re expressed in different ways but boil down to the same underlying problem. The literature review of […]

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Institutional Use Network

Learning analytics network meeting – February in London

It was evident from my visits to universities and colleges in the summer that there’s a lot of interest in learning analytics and an increasing amount of experimentation with predictive modelling and other uses of data about learners and learning.  What was clear too was that people didn’t have a good picture about what was […]

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Jisc releases new report on learning analytics in the UK

Jisc today released a new report: Learning Analytics: the current state of play in UK higher and further education.  It was written after a series of visits I made recently to universities and colleges across the UK which were known to be carrying out interesting work in learning analytics. I was inspired by campuses filled […]