February 2018

A technical workshop and demonstration of the proposed solution to the dashboard working group took place. Members of staff from Registry, IT Services Technology Enhanced Learning and APEC were present. The other working groups had met at least once with the new group members and the ball has started rolling in terms of scoping out Continue Reading…

January 2018

After the demonstrations at the end of 2017 arrangements were made for a scoping meeting. The main data sources that should be fed into the system were identified as SITS, Blackboard, SEAtS, Panopto and Library. Staff members involved with each of the data sources were at the scoping meeting. Further demonstrations of the proposed solution Continue Reading…

November – December 2017

The progress of the Learning Analytics project was reviewed early November by the Executive. Demonstrations of potentially suitable systems were made to the University by SEAtS and Solutionpath over November and December. The steering committee met for the last time as the new direction the university is going in meant a combined attendance and learning Continue Reading…

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…