Digifest took place at the ICC in Birmingham this year on 6-7th March 2018. Aston TEL and Learning Analytics staff members attended the event to learn more about what is happening with other institutions and to network. It was interesting to discover how other institutions have approached Learning Analytics. One institution is using peer mentoring, so its students lead on the interventions rather than staff. Aston staff connected with other institutions that clients of the commercial solutions we are considering as Aston’s solution.
The HEFCE Second Innovation in Learning and Teaching project workshop took place on Wednesday 21st March 2018. The Students Union Vice President for Education attended alongside the LA project manager and officer. The workshop allowed all the funded projects to highlight what they got out of their project.