Analytics: Improving the Student Experience through Feedback

Howard ErreyLearning analytics, LMS, Uncategorized0 Comments

This project encompassed four areas of activity with the aim of both impacting students through the feedback of learning data; and impacting teaching staff through methods for designing student feedback which in turn feeds back into learning design. Knowledge in design methods for developing a feedback experience for students was gathered, as well as technical expertise in xAPI standard for … Read More

Practical Analytics

Howard ErreyLearning analytics0 Comments

In 2015 we ran our practical analytics project.  As well as using feedback from student activity to improve course design we also ran a number of events. You can view the blogs where videos of many of these events are available. www.practicalanalytic.wordpress.com. One major achievement from the project was how Kat Daley from Global Urban and Social Studies was able … Read More

Fitbit for Education

Howard ErreyITS, LMS0 Comments

  photo by Lee Bennett cc licence on Flickr There are a number of challenges we are now facing with learner analytics. In our 2016 LTIF project we have a number of courses providing meaningful feedback to students, however, we are not able to at present provide meaningful comparisons of activity between these courses. The great advantage of the x-Api … Read More

Learning Analytics LTIF update

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, Examples of practice, Learning analytics, Learning Management Systems, Research and innovation, Strategic alignment0 Comments

Mt Fuji

Just as you need to get up early to climb Mt Fuji, if you want to start an LTIF project in semester one, it helps to get the ethics application early. Cathy Leahy and Peter Saunders have been working hard with Blackboard data to extract hopefully meaningful feedback to be given to students about their performance. This data is from … Read More

Student analytics: First steps

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, Learning analytics, Learning Management Systems, Research and innovation, Strategic alignment0 Comments

First steps

As part of our Analytics project we have started providing students with their learner data. This data includes information about how often and how long they have been using accessing Blackboard, the number of posts they have made in Google Communities and the number of weekly tasks they have completed compared to other students. So far we have extracted data … Read More

3 Data and Analytics events

Leigh BlackallCurrent issues, Learning analytics3 Comments

We’re hitting the ground running with data wrangling this year. Here are three events you might like to check out.   1. Wikidata with Andy Mabbett This is a seminar and networking event centered around wikidata projects. Wikidata is the creation of international, multilingual databases, for example the geo locations of public art, or the names and basic biographical data of female … Read More

Are we Making a Difference?

Howard ErreyCurrent issues, Learning analytics0 Comments

Spiros Soulis and Howard Errey got together to discuss this question in a cafe. It was very noisy. Instead they decided to open a Google Doc and write. Spiros: Are we really making a difference to the student experience? Looking at the graduation ceremony from my Ivory tower, I didn’t feel a sense of emotion or nostalgia, and trust me … Read More