We are at a key point for data and analytics in higher education, but if we want to ensure that it reaches its full potential we first need to facilitate a shared ‘data space’ in which the people and organisations who are vital to its success are able to come together and collaborate.
Now is the time to do this: as more institutions start collecting analytics data as new infrastructure, data and tools become available, we need to place data issues at the forefront.
In this joint workshop by Jisc and the Open University, we are inviting this diverse group of stakeholders to debate about what needs to happen in order to move this important research area forwards.
By the end of the session we hope to have made important steps towards more joined up working practices in learning analytics for research.
Effective Learning Analytics (Jisc Involve)
(no webcast between 13:00 and 15:15)
10:30 Welcome and Introduction to the day
10:35 Towards an Education Dataspace: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
– Prof John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
10:55 Towards a Shared Data and Analytics Architecture
Dr. Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc
11:15 Short break, tea / coffee
11:30 Presentations from workshop participants outlining current areas of work as well as ideas for future research and collaboration possibilities
Manchester Metropolitan University – Professor Mark Stubbs
The University of Northampton – Jim Harris
The Open University – Quan Nguyen
The Open University – Garron Hillaire
University College London – Samantha Ahern and Steve Rowett
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Lee O’Farrell
University of East London – Gary Tindell
The Open University – Mathieu d’Aquin
Leeds Institute of Medical Education – Gareth Frith
13:00 Lunch, networking
14:00 Parallel sessions
Session 1: Data
What datasets are you currently using? Which would you like to access in the future? How can we enable this?
Session 2: Technical
What is required to underpin our aims in order to enable interoperability, the use of shared standards and vocabularies?
Session 3: Cultural
What are the inhibitors to our goals? How can we overcome them?
15:15 Feedback from parallel sessions and whole group discussion
15:45 Plenary: Actions and next steps