Develop a code of practice for institutions on use of learner analytics and student data. The code should explore ethical issues, good and bad practice, legal requirements and how to do learner analytics in a positive way.
Undertake a short study (3 months) to review existing institutional and commercial learner analytics tools to allow institutions to make informed choices on the best solutions for them.
A report to inform institutions on what specific data they need to gather to do effective learner analytics. Combined with the metrics this will avoid all institutions from gather vast amounts of data unnecessarily and wasting time doing their own analytics to determine what correlations are significant for predicting student attainment.
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.