Category Archives: Case Studies

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

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

EMA at Queen’s University Belfast

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)

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

EMA supporting assessment for learning at the University of Hertfordshire

Background and context The University of Hertfordshire is a large HEI with a student community of over 27,000 including more than 2,800 international students from 85 different countries. The University prides itself on being student-focused with an established reputation for using technology to support excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Participation in the Jisc assessment […] Read more

TRansforming Assessment + Feedback For Institutional Change (TRAFFIC) at MMU

Background and context Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000. The university offers over 1,000 courses and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias. In 2010 MMU set up the EQAL Programme: ‘Enhancing Quality and Assessment for […] Read more