Author Archives: Niall Sclater

About Niall Sclater

Niall Sclater is Consultant and Director at Sclater Digital Ltd and is currently carrying out work for Jisc in Learning Analytics.

Notes and presentations from the 12th Learning Analytics Network meeting at the University of Greenwich

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The University of Greenwich provided a great setting for our most recent UK Learning Analytics Network meeting on 23rd Nov 2017. It is recorded in 3 sections: Part 1: David Maguire (the latter part of his address), Phil Richards, Rob Wyn Jones, Mark Harrington (40 mins 32 secs) Part 2: Suzanne Owen, Michael Web, Panel Session (2hrs … Read more

Assessing Your Readiness for Implementation of Learning Analytics: Making a Start

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is a guest post by Lindsay Pineda and Patrick Lynch. Their bios are at the end of the article. As an institution, you may find yourself asking, “How do I know if we are ready for learning analytics? Is there a way to ‘feel out’ where we are before having someone come onsite for … Read more

12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Greenwich, London, 23rd Nov 2017

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The 12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is being hosted by the University of Greenwich on Thursday 23rd November 2017. Booking form Our theme this time is around data for learning analytics:  preparing your data sources, thinking about the implications of the forthcoming European GDPR legislation, and understanding how predictive modelling on the data works. Prof David … Read more

Notes and presentations from the 11th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event at Aston University

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Aston University kindly hosted our latest learning analytics network event last week in central Birmingham. This one involved fewer presentations and more group work, which seemed to work well. The workshop part was focussed on developing strategies for carrying out interventions. Paul Bailey updated the group first of all on how the Jisc effective learning … Read more

Trends Unpacked: Organizational Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 4)

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is a guest post by Lindsay Pineda and Patrick Lynch. Their bios are at the end of the article. What organizational challenges have you identified at your institution in regards to implementing learning analytics? Do you wonder if they are they similar to those of other institutions? Do you worry that you are alone … Read more

11th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, Aston University, Birmingham, 5th Sept 2017

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The 11th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is being hosted by Aston University in central Birmingham on Tuesday 5th September 2017. Booking form The room lends itself to working in small groups so we thought we’d have fewer presentations and a bit more hands-on activity this time.  In the morning Paul and I will be facilitating a cut-down … Read more

Consent and the GDPR: what approaches are universities taking?

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

We’ve already published some practical guidance for institutions on how to interpret and apply the new EU legislation – the General Data Protection Regulation – with regards to requesting student consent for the use of their data for learning analytics. We suggested that institutions should: Not ask for consent for the use of non-sensitive data for analytics (our … Read more

Using learning analytics to enhance the curriculum

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

At our Planning Interventions workshop at Aston University last week we spent the morning looking at interventions with individual at-risk students. This post reports on the afternoon session, where we examined the use of learning analytics to enhance the curriculum. Participants were given several simulated analytics outputs relating to the first year of a degree … Read more

Planning interventions with at-risk students

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Last week Paul Bailey and I braved the sweltering heat which had briefly engulfed Birmingham and most of the rest of England to meet with staff and students at Aston University. 30 of us, including representatives from three other universities, spent the day thinking about how institutions can best make use of the intelligence gained from data … Read more

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends: Quantitative Analysis of Organizational and Technical Trends

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon.  Key Takeaways  What tool is used to quantify organizational and technical areas of readiness? What can institutions learn from quantitative analysis of organizational and technical aspects of readiness? For many institutions, the idea of beginning a learning analytics initiative may seem overwhelming and … Read more