Learning analytics

Hot off the press: The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Colleagues Please see below – our own PGCERT external examiner, Dr Jenny Marie has an article on the consderations of the challenges, conflicts and competitions when expanding staff-student partnerships across three instituions and a timely and interesting read on the potential challanges and pitfalls of using learner analytics as a tool for supporting student wellbeing… Read more »

The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »

The amazing JISC digital experience insights survey report now published!

Please see below for further details and how to access the report. === Dear colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of our Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018: findings from students in UK further and higher education. The report shares the findings from our 2018 student digital experience insights survey (previously known as… Read more »

Two free webinars: using data to enhance the student experience

WEBINAR DETAILS As part of the current Enhancement Theme, QAA Scotland is delighted to present a series of webinars aimed at helping you use data to enhance the student experience. Facilitated by a range of sector leaders and experts, these valuable sessions will consider the use of different types of data (both quantitative and qualitative) in a range of… Read more »

Would you like to participate in the Learning Analytics pilot in semester 1?

What is learning analytics? The ‘digital footprints’ left when students use Brightspace to access content, take quizzes, contribute to discussions and submit assignments can provide staff and students with useful information to support their learning, achievement and retention.  This use of student data in this way is called learning analytics. In addition to providing detailed… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

The many (potential) benefits of Learning Analytics

A report issued on 8 March 2018 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 6.4% of undergraduate students dropped out of higher education during their first year in 2015-16, the third year that this percentage has risen nationally.  The percentage for UK domiciled, full-time undergraduate) non-continuing students at BU who entered in 2015/16 is 8.8%,… Read more »

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more »

LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Library and Learning Support have developed a new Study Skills guide to enhance access to the extensive Study Skills Workshop Programme that we deliver to support students. Linking to existing study skills guidance in  myBU and Brightspace the guide makes choosing and booking a workshop even easier.  It will be particularly useful for Programme Leaders… Read more »