October 2017

Aston hosted the Tribal user group meeting on 31 October. We discussed the development of the Student Insight system to date, improvements expected in the new release and future developments. Dr Chris Wilson from Aston presented Aston’s approach to learning analytics and discussions were had in relation to other institutions experiences. The institutions that were Continue Reading…

September 2017

Aston hosted the 11th Jisc Learning Analytics Network event on 5 September. We discussed aspects of our institutional learning analytics project, and had many really interesting presentations from different members of the group. Two workshop sessions focused on developing strategies for carrying out interventions and using analytics to enhance the curriculum. Link: https://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2017/09/11/notes-and-presentations-from-the-11th-jisc-learning-analytics-network-event-at-aston-university/

July 2017

Following on from the Interventions Workshop in July, the interventions workstream is developing a set of interventions guidelines for staff. Work on a Student Guide to Learning Analytics is ongoing. The technical workstream have provided feedback to Tribal on Student Insight staff dashboard configuration items and suggestions for future enhancements. This feedback will inform further dashboard Continue Reading…

Learning Analytics Interventions Workshop – 20 June 2017

Aston held a very successful Learning Analytics Interventions Workshop on 20 June 2017 to plan what students would like learning Interventions might look like. 30 staff and students from Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, and Regents University London attended the workshop, and spent the day thinking about how institutions can best make Continue Reading…

June 2017

The project has benefited greatly from the work of our new Learning Analytics Project Officer, Farzana Hussain since May. Aston University is hosting an event for staff and students from pilot institutions across the UK this month. On Tuesday 20 June, a Jisc interventions workshop will take place at Aston University where academic and professional Continue Reading…

May 2017

The project is well underway with all workstreams actively engaged. Tribal has presented their Student Insight staff dashboard solution to staff and students. The technical workstream is now reviewing the demonstration dashboard. Their feedback will inform further dashboard developments to provide a more sophisticated solution. Students are also involved in focus groups to feedback on Continue Reading…

April 2017

New workstreams have been formed. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 will inform the deliberations of the workstreams. The policy workstream led by Dr Sarah Hayes, Academic Director for Technology-Enhanced Learning, is developing a learning analytics policy and a student guide which promote best practice and include Continue Reading…

March 2017

Since February the project has made much progress. Jisc has presented their app and dashboard solutions to staff and students. Working with staff and students we have agreed that student records data, attainment data, and VLE activity data should be displayed in a graphical format to students via Jisc’s Study Goal app and that student Continue Reading…

February 2017

Lots has been happening with the project since January. A Learning Analytics Steering Committee is now actively engaged and has adopted the Jisc Code of Practice for Learning Analytics to ensure that we are governed by clear legal and ethical guidelines as we carry out the project. A number of student consultations and staff focus Continue Reading…

January 2017

The project is well underway. The proof of concept has now finished. The learning records warehouse has been populated with current and historical data. Detailed planning for the pilot is underway.