Category Archives: Student App

A Technical Look into Learning Analytics Data and Visualisations

It’s past time I wrote something about how we’re getting along with our technical Learning Analytics system! I’m Jisc’s technical analytics innovator, and so far on the project I’ve been working on a few bits of the technological ‘glue’ which helps the various components of our learning analytics system interact. We’ve previously blogged a little … 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

Notes from UK Learning Analytics Network event in Bradford

Around 90 people signed up for our latest event which took place last week at Bradford University.  Trevor Meek and his colleagues provided the venue, and we spent most of the day examining aspects of Jisc’s architecture for learning analytics and looking at ethical, legal and adoption issues for institutions. Michael Webb started off the … Read more

Student app for learning analytics: functionality and wireframes

Our app to display learning analytics to students themselves is taking shape.  After brainstorming requirements for the app with staff and students at a workshop in London and seeking further input from students at Lincoln University we obtained useful feedback on our draft designs from students at our Summer of Student Innovation (SOSI) session in Birmingham … Read more

Jisc’s Learning Analytics Architecture – who’s involved, what are the products and when will it be available?

The procurement exercise for Jisc’s architecture for learning analytics (see animated explanation) resulted in the selection of a number of preferred suppliers and a blend of commercial and open source solutions. The intention is to develop a sustainable and flexible learning analytics service for UK universities and colleges from 2017, with most of the components … Read more

Refining a systems architecture for learning analytics

European experts came together last week in an icy Paris to review Jisc’s evolving architecture for learning analytics.  The event at L’Université Paris Descartes was jointly hosted by Apereo and Jisc.  Delegates included representatives from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten in Germany, Surfnet in the Netherlands, CETIS and the Lace Project, as … Read more

A student app for learning analytics

Many applications for learning analytics have been proposed, are under development or are already being deployed by institutions.  These range from prompting staff to intervene with students at risk of drop-out to attempting to understand whether some learning content or activity is effective. Much of this is about providing better information to staff about students and … Read more