These days following a progressive move of Higher Education Institutions towards blended and online environments, accelerated by COVID-19, many universities have access to a greater variety of student data than before. Learning Analytics (LA) provides means for collecting and analysing such evidence. In order to make this analysis useful to the end user, LA data are aggregated in the form of a Learning Analytics Dashboard (LAD). LADs visualise and predict students’ learning progress based on demographics, performance, and digital learning footprints data and have a strong potential to provide useful insights into how teaching and learning may be improved. Continue reading
Open & Inclusive SIG- Student Voice Event Summary Report
By Emily Coughlan
As part of the Open and Inclusive Special Interest Group, the team coordinated and delivered the first online student voice event on the 20th January2021. The event was intended to give students the opportunity to speak freely and openly about different topics, as put forward by both staff and students, and stimulate discussion around current and emerging issues regarding accessibility at the OU.
The event was attended by over 40 participants which included staff and students from different disciplines and areas within the OU. The event included three interactive workshops where students and staff were able to share their own experiences, discussing challenges they face and areas of concern as well as positive experiences.
The three workshops focussed on the following areas of interest: Continue reading