Vendors are rapidly developing products for analysing learners and their activities. There’s a battle going on between the companies whose primary product is the VLE, those which sell student information systems (SISs) and those who have developed business intelligence systems for industry in general but are now targetting the education sector as a key market. […]
I’ve described some of the basic reporting functionality available for Moodle and Blackboard but this is just scratching the surface of what is possible with learning analytics. In this post I’ll look at ways in which analytics from other data sources such as video and ebooks are being brought into the VLE to help gain […]
In my last post I described four types of learning analytics products. Here I’ll go into more detail around some of the VLE-based engagement reporting tools. These products for Blackboard and Moodle sit within the virtual learning environment (VLE/LMS), look at its data only, and provide simple indications of a student’s progress, raising flags when […]
Every educational institution wants its learners to reach their full potential. Learning analytics can help us to measure and predict student success using data relating to engagement, grades, retention, graduation and employability. But what products are out there to enable institutions to improve on the indicators of success, and to help visualise and analyse the […]
We had a lively session on ethics and legal issues at the Jisc Effective Learning Analytics workshop last week, kicking it off by outlining some of the key questions in this area: Who should have access to data about students’ online activities? Are there any circumstances when collecting data about students is unacceptable/undesirable? Should students be […]
How do higher and further education institutions in the UK best share their expertise in learning analytics? Would a jointly developed code of practice for learning analytics help deal with the legal and ethical issues? How can Jisc facilitate the development of tools and dashboards to help institutions develop their analytics capabilities to enhance student […]
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