Student data collected by universities and colleges has huge potential to help organisations tackle big strategic issues such as improving learner retention, boosting attainment and providing a high quality learning experience.
We’re working on solutions to help our members interrogate and analyse data effectively and to gain timely insights that will inform future strategy.
Our learning analytics beta service provides the following suite of software tools and infrastructure for students and staff.
Data explorer provides an inexpensive solution that enables you to obtain a series of rapid, flexible visualisations of data about your curricula and your students’ learning activities.
Identify at-risk students so you can provide interventions to maximise their chances of success
Manage information about individual student interventions and meetings, and electronically logging it side by side with that student’s data and visualisations
Reach a clearer understanding of how the curriculum is functioning so you can plan and implement enhancements
Study goal app
Study goal is a mobile app for Apple iOS and Android that gives each student a window not only on their academic progression but on their personal learning analytics.
Students can review data about their engagement with learning activities such as lecture attendance, online learning and assessments and use it to set learning targets and log their progress towards these.
Enables students to take control of their own learning
Simple, cost-effective way to monitor attendance
“Study goal has assisted Abertay in beginning to address how students understand the interrelationships between attendance, engagement and academic effort in supporting them to achieve their personal academic goals.” James Nicholson, director of student services, Abertay University
Learning data hub
A robust store for student and engagement data is essential for any learning analytics projects your university or college decides to undertake.
Our learning data hub is a storage solution that will save you money on hosting and managing an in-house solution. It also enables integration with a growing catalogue of products from commercial vendors working with us and providing plug-ins for the transfer of big data.
Hosted on secure, resilient servers in the UK and EU using Amazon Web Services
Uses open standards and APIs so that you and your suppliers can access data easily without the need for costly add-ons
Infinite data storage
Compatible with a growing range of data sources
Learning analytics purchasing framework
We offer a learning analytics purchasing service to support you in making better-informed decisions about procurement and to simplify the buying process.
We test the solutions offered by participating suppliers to make sure they conform with our learning analytics architecture; organisations can then use our service to save time and money on procurement.
Fully electronic; simplifies procurement for buyers and sellers
Reduces time taken to specify, buy and implement solutions
Provides help (if needed) from our specialist procurement staff to develop an accurate and comprehensive statement of requirements
Helps to ensure that the marketplace remains competitive in terms of quality
Ensures that service users have access to current pricing
Provides users with immediate access to innovation in the market – vendors can join the service at any time (subject to our due diligence checks)
Sign up to get started with the beta service
The learning analytics beta service will begin its transition to a full service in August 2018.
Contact your account manager to get involved now and you’ll benefit from extensive support to help your organisation get started with learning analytics.