Learning Analytics Workshop: A Critical Issue in Higher Education
Join an expert panel who will discuss learning analytics, sharing Irish and international examples and perspectives on this critical issue.
Learning analytics aims to “provide accurate and actionable insights into the learning process through the exploration, modelling and aggregation of relevant data sources and to provide an evidence base for optimising the conditions in which learning can flourish” (National Forum, n.d.). In recent years, there has been a focus on learning analytics – such as ORLA (Online Resource for Learning Analytics), which is “designed to provide key supports and information both to teaching staff who wish to use learner data as a resource to support their teaching practice and to institutional leaders who wish to design and drive effective, informed institutional strategies for data use”. The ongoing consideration of learning analytics to enable student learning and success is increasingly being balanced with critical perspectives, cognisant of student data privacy and wellbeing.
In this seminar, we are delighted to be joined by Dr Bronwen Swinnerton and Professor James Pickering of the University of Leeds, as well as Lee O’Farrell of UCD and Mary Loftus of IT Sligo. The expert panel will share short presentations around their perspectives and experiences, followed by discussion.
1. To critically explore and discuss learning analytics approaches and experiences
2. To raise awareness of existing useful Irish and international learning analytics resources and case studies