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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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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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Research: Data warehousing and metrics guide

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.

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Micro Projects 2015

Lightweight Library Lover

A simple induction week game -

-surfaced in Blackboard New Student Area as a module on the Home tab.

-setting simple challenges each day of induction week, Lightweight harvesting and analysis of basic library data -loans, reservations, EZ proxy log activity.

-feedback in the form of a school based leaderboard. -think Hogwarts House points.

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What is the role of emotions in learning analytics?

What is the role of emotions in learning analytics?
Dr Bart Rienties & Prof Denise Whitelock (Open University), Prof Steven Warburton (University of Surrey)

With the increased availability of large datasets, powerful analytics engines, and visualisations of analytics results, educational institutions may be able to monitor, unpack and understand the learning processes of their learners. A recent Learning Analytics... more »

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Synthetic Data for Testing, Demos, Benchmarking

There are many occasions when using real data is not feasible, either 1) because doing so would violate privacy or ethical considerations, or 2) because real data is not available (this is likely to apply while people take early steps with learning analytics). Simply obfuscating obviously personal data is not sufficient; there are both examples and theoretical studies that show this kind of attempt at anonymisation can... more »

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Can survey data be used as an indicator of learning outcomes?

The University of Greenwich currently collects a large volume of survey data from a number of different sources; as well as the National Student Survey the university also runs many other surveys of different groups of students – postgraduates, new entrants, overseas students etc. Some of these surveys are also conducted by other institutions which means that it is possible to make comparisons and perform benchmarking... more »

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Assessment is time important

We have a significant number of online marking of essays which also have set due dates so are looking at Assignment timings and feedback access.
Relationship between time submitted (in relation to deadline) and grade given
Hypothesis - students that submit early get better marks
Relationship between time feedback accessed (in relation to release date) number of times feedback access and grades on subsequent grades
Hypothesis... more »

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Presentation is everything

We've got lots of data, we've got lots of correlations, heaven knows we've got a lot of students. The problem is bringing these things together in a way that doesn't seem scary in a big brother/panopticon sort of way... or that doesn't create more work for the hard pressed academics and admins, who are already busy busy busy.
ESPECIALLY for those students who are most likley to benefit from the feedback, those that perhaps... more »

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