Category Archives: Systems

Designing learning analytics dashboards

Universities and colleges are accumulating significant amounts of data about student engagement, potentially enabling early warning about students at risk of failure – and the enhancement of many aspects of course provision. But how should that data be presented to the various stakeholders in institutions? Who are these stakeholders and what would be the most … 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

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

Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture – Vendor Event, 21st April 2016 – Agenda

We now have representatives from 27 different commercial organisations registered to attend this session. Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture – Vendor Event 12:00 – 16:00, Thurs 21st April 2016 Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN Location information: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/contact  Agenda 12:00 – 13:00   Arrival, lunch and networking 13:00 – 13:45 Introduction to the Effective Learning … Read more

Jisc Learning Analytics Architecture: Vendor Event – 21st April

Thurs 21st April, 12-4pm, Brettenham House, London.  ->Location You can now register for Jisc’s event for vendors interested in our open architecture for learning analytics. The architecture builds on open source and commercial tools to provide the components of a learning analytics service for UK higher and further education. It’s designed to allow a wide variety of data sources … 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