Call for Expressions of Interest in Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative (DESSI)

The digital footprints that students leave as they engage with online services such as VLEs can be an invaluable source of information for institutions as they aim to increase retention, progression and completion rates, protect students’ welfare and enhance their depth of learning.

How is Learning Analytics Perceived by (a group of) Irish Students?

When talking to HE staff about Learning Analytics, the major concern that comes up is normally around privacy. ‘Big Brother’, ‘Snooping’, ‘Surveillance’, we’ve heard them all aimed at analytics at one time or another. However, student surveys from countries and institutions that have adopted analytics tend to be pretty comprehensively positive. Students appear to have…

New Forum Insight – ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’

I’m delighted to announce that we have released a new National Forum Insight entitled ‘Learning Analytics: Benefits for Institutions’ (available here). This concise guide, which will be of interest to institutional managers and strategic planners, highlights the many ways in which an effective analytics strategy can support many of the key functions within HEIs. These…

National Forum Symposium – Bringing People Together; Exploring Learning Analytics in Irish HE

On Thursday 8th December, the National Forum hosted our first national symposium on Learning Analytics, entitled  Bringing People Together; Exploring LA in Irish HE. The national interest in this new and exciting area was evidenced by the terrific turnout we had from across the sector. There were seventy-four attendees, representing nineteen Universities, Institutes of Technology…