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Case Study, Acting on Assessment Analytics (April, 2013)


Over the past five years, as part of its overall developments in teaching and learning, The University of Huddersfield has been active in developing new approaches to assessment and feedback methodologies. This has included the implementation of related technologies such

Case Study, Engaging with Analytics (March, 2013)


Jean Mutton, Student Experience Project Manager, University of Derby, shares with us some approaches she has been spearheading in terms of using data and analytics to help improve the student experience. Through their participation in Jisc development programmes, Jean and

Infrastructure and Tools for Analytics (January, 2013)


Analytics is notable in that it is a headline grabbing trend in many domains, but has also been around for a long time under various other labels. One consequence of that longevity is that there is a bewildering array of

The impact of analytics in Higher Education on academic practice (December, 2012)


Many strong claims have been made for Learning Analytics and the potential which it has to transform the education system, which deserve to be treated with caution, particularly as they regard teaching practice. The introduction of these techniques cannot be

A Brief History of Analytics (December, 2012)


The potential of analytics according to this definition is to help us to evaluate past actions and to estimate the potential of future actions, so to make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies as organisations or individuals. Analytics allows

Institutional Readiness for Analytics (December, 2012)


This briefing paper is written for managers and early adopters in further and higher education who are thinking about how they can build capability in their institution to make better use of data that is held on their IT systems

A Framework of Characteristics for Analytics (December, 2012)


This paper, the seventh in the CETIS Analytics Series, considers one way to explore similarities, differences, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, etc of actual or proposed applications of analytics. It is a framework for asking questions about the high level decisions embedded

Analytics for Understanding Research (December, 2012)


The view here is that the use of analytics to understand research is a given part of contemporaneous research, at researcher, research group, institution, national and international levels. Given the fundamental importance of assessment of research and the role that

UNESCO Policy Brief: Learning Analytics (November, 2012)


Learning Analytics is a rapidly growing research field and commercial , with potentially disruptive potential. While educational researchers have for many years used computational techniques to analyse learner data, generate visualizations of learning dynamics,and build predictive models to test theories

What is Analytics? Definition and Essential Characteristics (November, 2012)


There is currently a growing interest in better exploiting data from various sources to help organisations to be more effective and a growing number of strategies for doing this are being developed across different industries. The term “analytics” is frequently

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