Contextual ramblings on learning analytics

What follows is a collection of ad hoc ramblings around learning analytics prompted by a combination of Col’s recent post, associated literature arising from ALASI’2018, and “sustainable retention” project that I’m involved with as part of my new job. It’s mainly sensemaking and questions. Intended to help me clarify some thinking and encourage Col’s to

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Learning analytics, quality indicators and meso-level practitioners

“failure” (CC BY 2.0) by tinou bao When it comes to research I’ve been a bit of failure, especially when measured against some of the more recent strategic and managerial expectations. Where are those quartile 1 journal articles? Isn’t your h-index showing a downward trajectory? The concern generated by these quantitative indicators not only motivated

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Early steps in developing a design system/model for Professional Learning Opportunities

A big responsibility for the new team I work with is the design, implementation and revision of Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs) for teaching staff at our current institution. The PLO term has been gifted to us as part of the restructure process/documents that created the team. It’s a term I quite like since I’ve chosen

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How we are rethinking L&T grants, awards and professional learning

The team I work with have been tasked to rethink how our institution does teaching awards, grants, and professional learning opportunities. i.e. the funding our institution provides to teaching focused staff in recognition of quality work (awards), to develop a good idea (grants), or learn something new (professional learning opportunities). Since I’m strange, we’re using

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Communication and professional learning for teaching at Universities

One of the significant challenges I’ll be facing in the new position are around how to help the institution effectively engage teaching academics in relevant communication/professional learning that will help them. One of the immediate challenges from this task is identifying examples of good practice that have attempted to unify communication and professional learning for

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The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning

Jones, D., & Muldoon, N. (2007). The teleological reason why ICTs limit choice for university learners and learning. In R. J. Atkinson, C. McBeath, S. K. A. Soong, & C. Cheers (Eds.), ICT: Providing choices for learners and learning. Proceedings ASCILITE Singapore 2007 (pp. 450–459). Singapore. This version is slightly modified. The descriptions in the

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