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Tribal Learning Analytics R&D Project - SoLAR Storm Presentation

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Tribal Learning Analytics R&D Project - SoLAR Storm Presentation

  1. 1. www.triballabs.netTribal Learning Analytics R&D ProjectChris Ballard – Innovation Consultant (Analytics)6th December 2012 @chrisaballard
  2. 2. Who are we?Tribal Learning Analytics R&D Project
  3. 3. Our work with Learning AnalyticsTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 3
  4. 4. “Every ….. days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. That’s something like five exabytes of data.”Eric Schmidt (Google CEO)
  5. 5. Do we have Big Data in HigherEducation?Tribal Learning Analytics R&D Project
  6. 6. Do we have Big Data in HigherEducation? Yes, but… Big is relative.Tribal Learning Analytics R&D Project
  7. 7. Factors affecting Retention andSuccess Academic Integration Engagement Circumstances Social Integration Preparation for HETribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 7
  8. 8. Factors affecting Retention andSuccess Academic Integration Engagement Circumstances Grades VLE Activity Social Background Progress Library Activity Proximity Student Debt Social Integration Preparation for HE Forum interaction Demographics Social networks QualificationsTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 8
  9. 9. Objectives for project Supporting the student Predict which students who may require additional support Comparison to peers Identify potential problem areas Give staff better insight Enable “actionable insights” Steer students towards successTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 9
  10. 10. Student “Success” Withdrawal True False QuantitativeTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 10
  11. 11. Student “Success” Withdrawal Success True False Completed Passed Reached average Exceeded expectations Academic Satisfaction … Success Quantitative QualitativeTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 11
  12. 12. Quantifying academic success All students Cluster Individual Student Attainment of Median grade Median Grade cluster for cluster median gradeTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 12
  13. 13. Student Information System Activity Data Engagement Academic Academic Integration performance at Course Enrolment Attendance VLE Usage entrance Preparation for HE Social Integration Contact with UCAS Application Fees Library Usage support services Future data sources Social background Assessments Contact with tutors Campus PC Usage Demographics Proximity Social interaction Door access Open Data IMD Spatial Predictive ModelTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 13
  14. 14. Visualising Predictions Predictions should help staff make informed decisions Predictions from a model are just part of the picture Predictions should be combined with staff experience and knowledge Predictions should empower staff to ask the right questions Predictions are a tool to help staff understand where there might be issues and inform subsequent discussionsTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 14
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  21. 21. Summary Student Success  Often focused on “academic success”  Are the current definitions of student success too simplistic? Predictive Model  The model needs to be “transparent”  Allow practitioners to see where likely issues may lie  Combining diverse models results in greater predictive accuracyTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 21
  22. 22. Summary Data Visualisation for Learning Analytics  Should be focused on providing information to help inform discussions  Supplement predictions with analytics based on underlying activity data  Comparison with cohort enables comparative judgements to be made Actionable Insights  Embedding intervention recording, management and workflow  Feedback loop to understand whether interventions make a differenceTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 22
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  24. 24. Chris Ballard Innovation Consultant, Tribal twitter: @chrisaballard blog: www.triballabs.netTribal Learning Analytics R&D Project 24

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