Category Archives: Policy

Trends Unpacked (Part 3): Technical Challenges and Learning Analytics

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

This is a guest post from Lindsay Pineda, Senior Implementation Consultant and Amanda Mason, Senior Business Analyst, Unicon, Inc. How are you approaching a learning analytics implementation at your institution? Is the impression that it is mostly a technical implementation? Or is it mostly an organizational/cultural one? As we discuss in this installment of the … 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

Making, choosing and using digital content.

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

Technology offers fantastic opportunities for staff and students to learn and teach by “actively making” rather than passively consuming. In this post Alistair McNaught  explores the implications of making, choosing and using content. Typical questions “We have a virtual learning environment but it isn’t used well. Can you help us use it better?”  “We are a small …

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