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Research: generating analytics questions

'Human readiness' for learning analytics isn't a given. It's important to ask under what circumstances learning analytics might be welcomed by teaching staff, students, and other decision-makers - in principle and practice.

The work of Anna Lea Dyckhoff advances a view of learning analytics as answering action research questions posed by teaching staff. Carrying out similar studies for other stakeholders - particularly... more »

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Research/Solution - Assessment Analytics

Assessment analytics
see http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2013/750
Much of the research in this area has been carried out, but a wider questions are still out standing, some of which are listed in projects already on this site.
The benefit of focusing on this area is that it will provide greater benefit to 'blended' courses, and target data collection on maximising the type of data needed to make a deeper analysis of... more »

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Focus on Social Learning Analytics

We need to move away from seeing Learning Analytics as being 'just' about diagnostics (spotting when a student is likely to fail so that we can make an intervention) and start to develop the use of analytics as a tool to support us in assessing students' competences, dispositions, and trajectory within their community of learning. This is about analytics as a tool to help us develop more authentic, 'real world' relevant... more »

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Solution: Course/module dashboard

Produce a course/module dashboard using student information to present tutors and managers with a view of individuals at risk. To do this we will explore existing institutional and commercial solutions and look to provide a possible solution (or set of tools) that can be adopted by institutions. The aim will be to find a basic tool (or set of tools) that benefit the maximum number of institutions. These tools draw in... more »

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Solution: Student employability analytics

Explore an analytics solution to suggest the best pathways/modules choices, the required grades and other skills a learner might require to follow a particular career pathway, by looking at attainment and next destination information from previous learners on similar courses. The purpose will be to explore existing solutions or the viability of providing such a tool.

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Research: Analytics Metrics

Research existing learner analytics and produce a basic summary of the metrics (what data matters and how to analyse it). This study would also provide some key learning from existing learner analytics that could be used by institutions to make informed decisions about their choice of analytics tools and how to interpret information. The report would also support a more DIY solution to the course/student dashboard.

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