Free UKSG webinar - Learning Analytics: Gaining good actionable insight

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There is greater awareness of the use of data to make improvements in the world around us including learning and teaching. From improvements in business processes to recommendations to what to buy on Amazon all are driven by data. Data by itself does not make a better learner experience and only analytics, the process of making an actionable insight, can help identify gains. As an emerging area 'Learning Analytics' is abound with new opportunities but at the same time these opportunities also raise new ethical and operational concerns.

In this presentation we introduce some basic learning analytics concepts, identifying tools and workflows staff may wish to consider. As part of this we also consider the dangers of analytics identifying areas which may lead to learner demotivation or misconception and the questions we should all be asking ourselves to make sure we are always gaining good actionable insight.

Date: Tuesday 26 January 2016
Time: 1400 GMT
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)



Martin Hawksey
Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer for the Association for Learning Technology
 Read a short biography of Martin Hawksey. Martin Hawksey is Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer for the Association for Learning Technology. Martin's career began as a learning technologist in the Higher Education sector and has gone on to hold advisory roles within the UK educational technology sector for a number of government-funded services. In these roles, he has supported staff in the exploration and adoption of innovative approaches to learning and teaching. As part of this Martin was introduced to the field of Learning Analytics in 2011 and since then has been investigating the use of social network analysis in open courses.



After this session attendees will be:
• familiar with a definition of Learning Analytics;
• aware of the range of disciplines and tools used in Learning Analytics; and
• understand some of the considerations when implementing Learning Analytics such as legal and ethical, and limitations of data visualisation techniques; 

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

No prior knowledge or experience required.



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