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.

Second pathfinder meeting: addressing common institutional challenges

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

At our recent pathfinder meeting, a number of institutions involved in implementing Jisc’s learning analytics architecture came together to work on issues of common concern. This followed a get together in Bristol last December where we looked at institutional culture, ethical & legal issues and data. Participants from the different universities present discussed a different range … Read more

10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Strathclyde, 3rd May 2017

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The 10th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd May. Strathclyde has a vibrant learning analytics initiative – see Ainsley Hainey’s blog for further details. We’ll be hearing about that from Assistant Deputy Principal, Brian Green in the afternoon. Booking form The main theme of the … Read more

Trends Unpacked: Organizational Challenges and Learning Analytics (Part 1)

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is another guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant, Unicon, Inc. with Patrick Lynch, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor, University of Hull. Earlier this month, I posted an article about the learning analytics readiness trends observed over the last year as I traveled to several UK HE (higher education) institutions with my colleague, Patrick Lynch … Read more

Learning Analytics Adoption and Implementation Trends

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is a guest blog by Lindsay Pindeda, who is currently a Senior Implementation Consultant for Unicon and has a rich background in learning/predictive analytics. In her previous position, she focused on helping to develop, implement, and execute a proprietary predictive modeling technology that has proven to be successful in predicting student course persistence on … Read more

Designing learning analytics dashboards

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

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 the 9th Jisc Learning Analytics Network meeting at Exeter University

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Our network meeting this week in Exeter was again fully booked; there does seem to be a growing interest in learning analytics in the UK. This was also a particularly informative meeting, I felt, and we were able to absorb a huge amount of expertise from our presenters. Exeter University is ahead of much of the sector … Read more

Consent for learning analytics: some practical guidance for institutions

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

What information do students need about the use of their data for learning analytics? When should students be asked for their consent for this? How is it best to obtain that consent? What happens if a student wishes to opt out? Consent continues to be one of the main concerns for universities and colleges when … Read more

9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Exeter, 22nd Feb 2017

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Jisc’s next UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is taking place at The University of Exeter on Wednesday 22nd Feb. Exeter is relatively advanced with its learning analytics initiative, and we’re particularly looking forward to hearing from Prof Wendy Robinson, Academic Dean for Students, and her colleagues, who will kick off the day. Booking form One of the main … Read more

What’s the evidence for learning analytics?

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Learning analytics is a new area of activity, but is being built on top of other disciplines with a long history. Some, such as statistics, have been around for centuries; others like social network analysis are much more recent. But there is not yet much published evidence of direct impact from learning analytics on measures of student … Read more

Exploring issues around data for Jisc’s learning analytics architecture

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Warning: this is a fairly geeky post. I’ve attempted to make it understandable but feel free to stop reading now if you’re not interested in the technical details of the data behind learning analytics. It is, however, really important work – a key building block for the useful analytics on students and their learning that … Read more