This Forum Insight aims to enhance our understanding of various approaches to work-based assessment in higher education. The Insight relies upon the broad understanding of assessment which emerged as part of the National Forum’s Assessment OF, FOR and AS Learning Enhancement Theme.
This Forum Insight provides a concise overview of the Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative (DESSI), aimed at institutions that may be interested in participating
This insight aims to introduce those who teach in higher education to the core themes of learning analytics. It also shows the types of questions analytics can answer to assist teachers with their delivery of an excellent learning experience and responds to some of the concerns staff may have in relation to this much-discussed methodology.
Learning Analytics Benefits for Staff Insight
This insight aims to introduce students to the core themes of learning analytics. It answers some of the most common questions students may have about analytics and gives examples of a number of learning analytics implementations worldwide that have had a positive impact on students.
This briefing paper aims to supplement our knowledge on transitions into Irish higher education by exploring the knowledge and experiences of those who come to Ireland from other countries to study at Irish higher education institutions. It is based on a survey of 573 international students, across five higher education institutions, who studied in Ireland during 2015.
This insight aims to build a common understanding of recognition of prior learning for Irish higher education. Building on existing good practice, it explains the various forms of learning that can be recognised and outlines the conditions which can assist staff to ensure that the potential of every student to succeed is optimised.
Learning analytics enables institutions to leverage their data, a resource which is already available and abundant, to realise a variety of outcomes including augmenting student learning, enhancing the student experience, increasing students’ engagement with their studies and improving retention. This Insight is intended for HE senior managers and all who wish to gain a greater understanding of the potential applications of learning analytics.
The report looks at how learning analytics can be employed to the benefit of academic managers, staff and students. Employed intelligently, it can supply predictive models to better inform approaches to teaching, highlight what is working effectively and what is not and most importantly enable more focussed student interventions.
An Introduction to the Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Learning Impact Project