Category Archives: co-design

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

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

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

Delayed trains, jumping from planes and vehicles for debate at the AoC Conference

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Two weeks ago I set off hopefully to attend the the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 at The ICC, Birmingham, little realising that if FE thought it was experiencing troubled times then our railways system is so much worse.  Monday evening and the Euston to Birmingham railway line was experiencing a perfect storm of vandalism, … Read more

Breaking new ground: Jisc and Digital Leadership

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week Leaders from Further Education and Skills come together in Bristol to pilot Jisc’s first Digital Leaders Programme, followed on Thursday and Friday by Leaders from Higher Education. This first residential is highly interactive, focusing on the individual digital capabilities of leaders and developing ways of assessing their own skill … Read more