Transforming the Student Experience

The Role of Learner Analytics in the Modern University

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The symposium will explore two key themes: 1) key lessons learnt from Nottingham Trent University’s experience of embedding learner analytics across the whole institution and 2) new approaches to developing learner analytics from a range of sector experts.

  • From: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12 am
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 12 June 2017, 12.00 am

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Learning at university is of course a complex process. Learners need to make the transition from college to university and adapt their approaches to studying, seeking help and managing their personal life.

Learner analytics (LA) has great potential to support students to adapt to becoming successful university students. If students can effectively use LA to benchmark their own performance and understand what learning strategies work for them, they can use this insight to self-manage their own engagement with their studies.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) first trialled LA in 2013/14 using Solutionpath’s StREAM tool. The University now has a rich data set showing the relationships between student engagement, students’ own use of LA and success. LA has great potential to transform the experience, either by directly influencing students to act, or by providing staff with the necessary insights to support them. However, the successful implementation of these new technologies is complex and may require changes in approach by students and certainly by institutions.

This symposium will explore two key themes:

  • key lessons learnt from NTU's experience of embedding LA across the whole institution; and
  • new approaches to developing LA from a range of sector experts.

Speakers include:

  • Keynote: Professor Eunice Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, NTU – Using LA to deliver the University’s strategic objectives
  • Mike Kerrigan, Strategic Data and Intelligence Manager, NTU – Using engagement data to identify students at risk: an equality & diversity perspective
  • Dr Rebecca Edwards, ABLE Project Officer, NTU - Using NTU’s Student Dashboard to open new insights into successful students and successful staff interventions
  • Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc – The role of Jisc’s Learning Records Warehouse, the importance of data, and how Jisc can support you
  • Steve Butcher, Head of Procurement, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – Flipped Learning
  • To be confirmed, Thomas International – Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) in education – applications, benefits and outcomes
  • Government Behavioural Insights Team (Nudge Unit) – Small changes can make a big difference; the team’s approach to understanding the drivers of behaviour and thinking differently about solutions

This event is run in partnership between Solutionpath, NTU and the ABLE and STELA Erasmus+ funded research projects.

Programme

  • 9.30 am – Registration
  • 10.00 am – Keynote: Professor Eunice Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, NTU – Using LA to deliver the University’s strategic objectives
  • 10.40 am – Mike Kerrigan, Strategic Data and Intelligence Manager, NTU – Using engagement data to identify students at risk: an equality & diversity perspective
  • 11.10 – Coffee
  • 11.30 – Dr Rebecca Edwards, ABLE Project Officer, NTU – Using NTU’s Student Dashboard to open new insights into successful students and successful staff interventions
  • 12.15 pm – Lunch
  • 1.00 pm – Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc – The role of Jisc's Learning Records Warehouse, the importance of data, and how Jisc can support you
  • 1.30 pm – Steve Butcher, Head of Procurement, HEFCE – Flipped Learning
  • 2.00 pm – To be confirmed, Thomas International – PPA in education – applications, benefits and outcomes
  • 2.30 pm – Coffee
  • 2.50 pm – Government Behavioural Insights Team (Nudge Unit)– Small changes can make a big difference; the team’s approach to understanding the drivers of behaviour and thinking differently about solutions
  • 3.30 pm – Panel discussion
  • 4.00 pm – Close

Booking information

External delegates

Please click 'add to basket' and follow the instructions to reserve your place at this event.

NTU colleagues

Please register by emailing Claire Martin.

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Parking:

There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes' walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park please exit onto Chaucer Street.

Travel Info:

To plan your journey to the NTU City Campus, please visit the Get Directions Page on the NTU website.

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