Learning analytics is a rapidly growing field which is helping institutions develop better understanding of how their students are learning and how courses can be improved. It is also enabling the early identification of learners who are at risk of attrition so that interventions can be taken to try to retain them. The workshop will cover some of the key innovations taking place in learning analytics around the world, examining predictive modelling, adaptive learning and social network analytics. It will also be shown how giving students access to analytics on their own learning has the potential to transform their learning experience.
The workshop will also discuss the logistics of data collection and outline the emerging systems available for carrying out learning analytics. The organisational issues for institutions of rolling out learning analytics will be examined, and participants can tackle some of the ethical issues around using student data to predict performance.
Niall Sclater has worked in educational technology for over twenty years in Scottish universities and at the Open University where he was Director of Learning and Teaching, and led the institutional learning analytics programme. He is currently leading on various aspects of Jisc’s Effective Learning Analytics project - analytics.jiscinvolve.org - and writing a book on learning analytics for Routledge.
Morning tea/coffee and a light lunch will be served.If you are travelling to the event, our recommended hotels are the Crowne Plaza, Santry and the Skylon in Drumcondra. Mention DCU when booking and discounts are available.
Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT) - Add to Calendar
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