LEaD and IT have launched a new Learning Analytics Pilot System, to help staff identify students who may not be engaging with their studies, in order to provide them with tailored support. The dashboard provides staff with Moodle engagement data and formal assessment results. Work is also underway to incorporate other data sources, such as attendance. The…Continue Reading New Learning Analytics Pilot System to help identify students needing support
Data, predictions and hidden learning environments at ALT-C
This year’s Association for Learning Technology conference (ALT-C) was themed Data, Dialogue, Doing. As we have just finished phase one of our Learning Analytics Project (LeAP), I attended with my Learning Analytics hat on to find out more about what others in the sector are doing. Sue Beckingham’s opening keynote set the scene by talking…Continue Reading Data, predictions and hidden learning environments at ALT-C
Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19
Would you like to play a game? One of my favourite sessions at EUNIS19 was the snakes and ladders game presented by Gill Ferrell and Eleanor Magennis based on the ucisa Learning Spaces toolkit. The presentation showcased some of the spaces in the toolkit and mentioned two items of interest: Research on social learning spaces…Continue Reading Snakes and ladders, discovering my digital skills and other highlights from EUNIS19
What are the key trends in technology enhanced learning across the UK HE sector?
Every two years the UCISA Digital Education Group survey UK Higher Education institutions on their use of technology enhanced learning (TEL). The Survey team includes City’s Head of Educational Technology, Julie Voce. The TEL Survey report has now been published; here are the highlights from the report with some reflection on activities at City: 1….Continue Reading What are the key trends in technology enhanced learning across the UK HE sector?
Using Learning Analytics to benefit City’s students
Learning Analytics is a hot topic across the higher education sector. If you are a regular Learning at City blog reader you may have spotted Natalia Czuba’s recent report sharing research findings presented during October’s Critical Learning Analytics Seminar, organised by the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). Last week, the Learning Analytic Project…Continue Reading Using Learning Analytics to benefit City’s students
Into the world of research on Learning Analytics
The growing field of learning analytics (LA) is gaining significant attention in Higher Education, reinforced by the increasing amounts of student data generated through various software. It has become a hot topic not only for practitioners but also researchers. City’s own Learning Analytics Project (LeAP) aims to maximise the potential of all our students, improving…Continue Reading Into the world of research on Learning Analytics
Is the future what it used to be?
Looking forward Like most sectors, higher education looks at trends the affect it and tries to imagine potential futures from them. The University of Greenwich’s 2017 Academic Practice and Technology conference took this theme up this year with relish. Focusing on ‘reimagining higher education in the face of a rapidly changing and sometimes chaotic environment’,…Continue Reading Is the future what it used to be?
Future-proofing Higher Education, 22 Cups of Coffee and Harry Potter in Nottingham
Three days, two conferences, one prediction: digital transformation for student success is the key to future-proof UK Higher Education institutions. Held on 13 and 14 June 2017 in the heart of London’s Silicon Roundabout, Future Ed Tech brought together under one (sleek) Old Street roof institutional leaders, academics and tech giants including SAP and Oracle to discuss…Continue Reading Future-proofing Higher Education, 22 Cups of Coffee and Harry Potter in Nottingham
Learning analytics, personal tutoring and belonging: highlights from the 2017 UKAT conference
In April I attended the annual United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) conference at Leeds Trinity University. UKAT is a body of professional practitioners and researchers interested in all aspects of student advising and personal tutoring in Further and Higher Education. What follows are my reflections on the workshops and presentations I attended at the…Continue Reading Learning analytics, personal tutoring and belonging: highlights from the 2017 UKAT conference
SEDA Spring Conference 2017 | Measuring Learning Gain
Measuring Learning Gain: Implications for development, enhancement and evaluation. Keynote speech from Camille Kandiko Howson of King’s College London Camille opened by citing research carried out in the US by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa and published in their book Academically Adrift, which found that many students don’t learn much in college, particularly in the…Continue Reading SEDA Spring Conference 2017 | Measuring Learning Gain