Category Archives: Case Studies

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

Notes and presentations from the 10th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event at Strathclyde University

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Glasgow, a great city even when it’s raining, was bathed in sunshine this week for our tenth network meeting, held at the University of Strathclyde. It was good to see how the learning analytics community has grown since we started having these events – there were 80 attendees at this one from institutions all over the … 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

Notes and presentations from 8th UK Learning Analytics Network event at The Open University

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

About 100 people from across the UK turned up to Jisc’s latest learning analytics network event at the OU to share their experiences of implementing learning analytics, and to hear about some of the latest developments. Jisc colleagues, Paul Bailey, Michael Webb, Lee Baylis and Rob Wyn Jones kicked off with an update on developments … Read more

Data, Quality Assurance and improving the Student Experience

Data is a fact of life for everyone in higher education. And there’s a lot of it. Among other things, there’s data about students, staff, estates and research. At a national level data turns into metrics, benchmarks and performance indicators. There are percentages, proportions, a standard registration population, headcounts and full person equivalents. Data–driven decision … Read more

Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Today Jisc is releasing a new report: Learning Analytics in Higher Education: A review of UK and international practice  (PDF). Drawing on eleven case studies, we examine why institutions are deploying learning analytics, and what the benefits are for learners. We also discuss the main data sources being drawn upon by institutions and the technical … Read more

Guest post: Academic boredom and learning analytics

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

In this guest post, John G. Sharp, Professor of Education at Leeds Beckett University, examines the issue of academic boredom among university students, and questions whether learning analytics could help to address it. ‘It’s not that I get bored a lot, I just lose my concentration.’ John G. Sharp Academic boredom is common among students at university.  Most … Read more

Getting started with small scale EMA

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Not all universities or colleges are currently implementing EMA organisation-wide. Some of you have told us you are looking for guidance on how to get started with EMA on a smaller scale. In this podcast  Bryony Olney from the University of Sheffield talks about how she went about organising an EMA pilot in her department. […] Read more

EMA at Queen’s University Belfast

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Background and context Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a broad-based research-intensive institution with 20 Schools, 11 Institutes, 2 University Colleges and 8 Directorates. The student body is primarily full time undergraduates from Northern Ireland. This case study looks at work undertaken in the period 2011 to 2014 as part of the Jisc assessment and feedback […] Read more

EMA supporting effective feedback at the Institute of Education (now part of UCL)

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

Background and context The Institute of Education (IOE) has a reputation as the UK’s premier institution for the education and training of teachers and for educational and social research. Each year over 1,000 graduates train as teachers at the IOE on PGCE courses and over 4,000 embark on higher degrees. Many students are working and […] Read more