Tag Archives: data

Designing learning analytics dashboards

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Universities and colleges are accumulating significant amounts of data about student engagement, potentially enabling early warning about students at risk of failure – and the enhancement of many aspects of course provision. But how should that data be presented to the various stakeholders in institutions? Who are these stakeholders and what would be the most … Read more

Notes and presentations from the 9th Jisc Learning Analytics Network meeting at Exeter University

Originally posted on Effective Learning Analytics.

Our network meeting this week in Exeter was again fully booked; there does seem to be a growing interest in learning analytics in the UK. This was also a particularly informative meeting, I felt, and we were able to absorb a huge amount of expertise from our presenters. Exeter University is ahead of much of the sector … Read more

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

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

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

Co-design challenge: How can we use data to improve teaching and learning?

Welcome to the summary of the #codesign16 discussion on data-driven improvements in teaching and learning. We will be using this blog to collate feedback and post summaries of the discussions happening in various forums during the consultation phase. So please come here to see how the discussion develops and add your views. Comment below, or … Read more

Digital Pedagogy Lab

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

Over on a domain of his own, Lawrie has been posting about his attendance at the Digital Pedagogy Lab on Prince Edward Island and has written a series of blog posts about the event and what he learnt and experienced and the relevance to digital capability. Red Roads and Connectivism http://lawriephipps.co.uk/?p=8157 Digital Pedagogy Lab: Prince … 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

Summer of Student Innovation 2015 Engagement in FE and Skills

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Working with students on the Summer of Student Innovation is one of the best parts of my role at Jisc. It is great to hear the ideas that learners have to improve learning and make their life better in education. This year we made a few changes to the competition. First to engaged more learners … Read more

#coursedata: making the most of course information

#coursedata: making the most of course information It’s possible to find information on almost any book with a few clicks of the mouse, and many online stores will even let you read a sample chapter for free. Sadly, the same cannot be said of course information, which is often spread across institutional systems, duplicated or … Read more