Author Archives: Paul Bailey

New service agreement for discussion

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Download – Learning Analytics Service Agreement_Consultation Version The new service agreement for the Learning Analytics Service is available above and we would like to invite you to review the agreement and provide feedback. This agreement will replace the existing Data Processing Agreement from August 2017 currently in place with institutions implementing the learning analytics service. … Read more

Digifest: Learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

I was at Jisc Digifest 2017 last week involved in several sessions around data and analytics. However for me the most interesting session was the debate on Humans vs Machines debating whether  “Learning analytics interventions should always be mediated by a human being”. In case you are new to learning analytics, it is the use … Read more

Exploring Approaches to Attendance Tracking

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

  Attendance tracking can gather in many ways for example door/room swipes, mobile apps or paper registers.  VLE and attendance are probably the most used data for learning analytics. There are a number of approaches being used to gather attendance data and several products on the market. We heard in previous network meetings from Gary … Read more

Learning Analytics at SITSFEST 2016

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Rob Jones and I attended the Tribal SITSFEST in Celtic Manor Newport on Weds 13 July to deliver a breakout session on the Learning Analytics service with Adam Cooper and Richard Palmer from the Tribal Student Insights team. This was my third presentation on the learning analytics service in three days, so it was reassuring … Read more

Greater Manchester Analytics Workshop Report

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

A workshop in partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday 16 May and attended by 25 people including representatives from colleges and Jisc customers’ service. The workshop was introduced by Louise Timperley, Director of Skills and Employment, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce & Martin Hall, previous Chair of Jisc now … Read more

Scoping Learning Analytics for Further Education and Skills

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

As part of the development and implementation of the learning analytics service we are undertaking some workshops with invited colleges who have expressed an interest in the new service. The purpose is firstly to confirm that the planned service focused on predictive models for learner retention and attainment are relevant and second to explore the … Read more

Summer of Student Innovation 2015 Engagement in FE and Skills

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Working with students on the Summer of Student Innovation is one of the best parts of my role at Jisc. It is great to hear the ideas that learners have to improve learning and make their life better in education. This year we made a few changes to the competition. First to engaged more learners … Read more

e-Learning Show – Podcast

The e-Learning Show podcast is now available if you missed the show, or want to listen to it again. [audio:http://www.pontydysgu.org/wp-content/uploads/mp3/JISC_e-Learning_Show.mp3] The programme also included a live panel discussion near the end with Oleg Liber (University of Bolton’s Professor of eLearning), Clare Newhouse (LLN National Forum) and Andrew Ravenscroft (Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning, London Metropolitan … Read more

Report on timetabling and resource scheduling

The final report on timetabling and resource scheduling undertaken by Oakleigh Consulting Ltd is now available. A full copy of the report can be downloaded from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearningcapital/timetablingandresourceschedulingreport.pdf The study was commissioned to produce scenarios and process models describing timetabling and resource scheduling processes, looking at where these interacted with other administrative process in an institution. … Read more