Category Archives: Legal Issues

Notes and presentations from the 12th Learning Analytics Network meeting at the University of Greenwich

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The University of Greenwich provided a great setting for our most recent UK Learning Analytics Network meeting on 23rd Nov 2017. It is recorded in 3 sections: Part 1: David Maguire (the latter part of his address), Phil Richards, Rob Wyn Jones, Mark Harrington (40 mins 32 secs) Part 2: Suzanne Owen, Michael Web, Panel Session (2hrs … Read more

12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting, University of Greenwich, London, 23rd Nov 2017

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

The 12th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting is being hosted by the University of Greenwich on Thursday 23rd November 2017. Booking form Our theme this time is around data for learning analytics:  preparing your data sources, thinking about the implications of the forthcoming European GDPR legislation, and understanding how predictive modelling on the data works. Prof David … Read more

Consent and the GDPR: what approaches are universities taking?

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

We’ve already published some practical guidance for institutions on how to interpret and apply the new EU legislation – the General Data Protection Regulation – with regards to requesting student consent for the use of their data for learning analytics. We suggested that institutions should: Not ask for consent for the use of non-sensitive data for analytics (our … Read more

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

Second pathfinder meeting: addressing common institutional challenges

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

At our recent pathfinder meeting, a number of institutions involved in implementing Jisc’s learning analytics architecture came together to work on issues of common concern. This followed a get together in Bristol last December where we looked at institutional culture, ethical & legal issues and data. Participants from the different universities present discussed a different range … Read more

Consent for learning analytics: some practical guidance for institutions

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

What information do students need about the use of their data for learning analytics? When should students be asked for their consent for this? How is it best to obtain that consent? What happens if a student wishes to opt out? Consent continues to be one of the main concerns for universities and colleges when … Read more

Accessibility considerations for learning analytics

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Enshrined in our Code of Practice for Learning Analytics is the principle that learning analytics should be for the benefit of students. It’s important for ethical and legal reasons to ensure that students with special needs are able to benefit equally from the technologies, and are not put at a disadvantage by the collection and use of … Read more

Institutions working together to address learning analytics deployment issues

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Last Friday, representatives from a number of early adopter universities came together at Jisc’s Bristol offices to work on some of the areas that need to be tackled in their institutional learning analytics projects. Jisc’s Director of Data and Analytics, Michael Webb, demonstrated a new Data Explorer tool which provides useful visualisations, enabling institutions to … Read more

Developing an institutional learning analytics policy

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Institutions that are rolling out learning analytics projects will have to address a range of new and often complex issues. This is likely to mean developing an institutional policy specifically to address these issues or adapting existing policies. Jisc’s Code of Practice for Learning Analytics provides a checklist of the areas which may need to be handled … 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