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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 […]

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What do students want from a learning analytics app?

In February we ran a workshop in London with university staff and a couple of students to gather requirements for a student app.  I’m now carrying out sessions directly with students to find out what they would find most useful.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the University of Lincoln at the invitation of […]

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Gathering requirements for a student app for learning analytics

What data and analytics should be presented directly to students? This was the subject of a workshop on 27th Feb in Jisc’s London offices, attended by staff from across UK higher education.  We also had with us a couple of students with a keen interest in the area. In advance of the meeting members of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]