Analytics is invaluable for answering questions, but impact can only be achieved by acting on the answers. This guide outlines some of the key considerations for developing effective data-informed student interventions.
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
Adapted from the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office’s data protection checklist, this guide outlines the key steps staff and institutions must take to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.
Collaboration and consultation are essential for whole-of-institution approaches. This resource outlines some of the colleagues that you may wish to consider working with to develop your approach.
The value of data lies in answering questions so knowing what question(s) you want to answer is an essential first step. This guide details some of the areas that data can be used to investigate.
Data quality is a major challenge for most institutions as they begin to develop a data-enabled approach, but it is a critical early step. Any answers generated by your data will only be as accurate as the data itself. This resources highlights some of the key steps to ensuring the quality of the data you have access to.
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.
This guide details some of the key reporting features in Moodle that can be of benefit to staff who teach that wish to employ a data-informed approach to their practice.