Author Archives: Shri Footring

College Analytics Lab – Enabling Cross Sector Collaboration – The “Team Manchester” Story

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Co-authored by Martin Hall and members of the Manchester College Analytics Lab team. Colleges across the UK are facing-ever more complex demands to make their case for funding, and other forms of report. At the same time, government policies both here, and across Europe and North America, acknowledge the need for a new deal for … Read more

Collaborative Working Through Data Sharing – The College Analytics Lab “Team Wales” Story

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

When a group of colleges form a strategic partnership, they typically work together to share resources, expertise and a collaborative approach to planning. Could sharing data help the partnership to become more effective? For example, could sharing information about applications, enrollments, outcomes and destinations help the colleges to work together to provide a more structured, … Read more

College Analytics Lab – A Digital Modelling Environment for the FE and Skills Sector

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Further Education Colleges are adept at dealing with change and challenge. They have to be. Identifying, evaluating and capitalising on opportunities which arise in the rapidly changing environment we work in is a core skill of all successful college leaders. Recent conversations with college principals have shown that meeting local employers’ needs; improving student experience … Read more

Beyond learning analytics: collaboration, interoperability and standards in higher education learning data

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

We are at a key point for data and analytics in higher education, but if we want to ensure that it reaches its full potential we first need to facilitate a shared ‘data space’ in which the people and organisations who are vital to its success are able to come together and collaborate. Now is … Read more

Outcomes and Destinations Data for Further Education

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

The BIS Outcome Based Success Measures Consultation sets out detailed proposals for using student outcomes as a key metric for Further Education. The new experimental data set created by BIS to support this activity provides an indication of sustained student outcomes. An emphasis on destination and the data available changes the way FE is evaluated … Read more