Analytics is an evidence-based methodology that prizes empirical information. As such it is appropriate that institutions should be able to provide an evidential foundation for the success of analytics itself. HEIs should seek to iteratively assess the effectiveness of their analytics strategy to ensure that it is having a positive impact on students’ experience. This document briefly discusses some of the considerations and challenges that should be born in mind when institutions are attempting analytical self-reflection.
Although bespoke platforms are not essential for developing a data-informed approach, for any institution that is considering doing so, identifying the right platform is important. This document lists a number of essential considerations for opting for a reporting system that is right for your institution’s reporting needs.
Automated interventions can be highly impactful, once they are worded and structured carefully and thoughtfully. This resource introduces some of the key steps for ensuring effective student communications.
Irish Reporting Case Studies
An ethical approach to data use is critical for maintaining the confidence and trust of students and staff. This guide outlines a set of principles, developed in collaboration with the Irish sector, that may help to shape your own principles of data use.
This report looks at the major recurring themes in a number of exemplar international analytics policies and highlights the actions institutions may wish to take in developing their own policies and strategies
Learning Analytics and Data Protection in Ireland
Commentary on Policies and Projects
Enhancing Programme Approaches to Assessment and Feedback in Irish Higher Education: Case Studies, Commentaries and Tools
This web-based collection contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting the enhancement of assessment and feedback in Irish higher education programmes. The collection showcases the contribution of 31 staff and two students, from 14 national and five international institutions. The topics explored in this collection highlight the complexity of programme approaches to assessment and feedback, in particular:
– the drivers of programme assessment change
– leading change to programme assessment
– exploring the evidence for what’s going on in programme(s) and
– ideas to enhance changes in programme(s) assessment.
The collection should be valuable to a range of stakeholders in higher education, i.e. academic staff, senior administrators, programme teams, students, quality assurance officers, education developers/technologists, assessment unit staff, etc.
ISSE: Supporting the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning within Disciplines