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HeLF UK HE Research on Learning Analytics


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HeLF UK Learning Analytics Survey - quantitative results

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HeLF UK HE Research on Learning Analytics

  1. 1. HeLF UK HE Research on Learning Analytics Dr Barbara Newland Dr Neil Ringan Lindsey Martin
  2. 2. Aim of survey  To find out:  the current situation regarding Learning Analytics in UK HE  the focus and responsibilities of developments  the impact on Heads of eLearning  To share information on case studies
  3. 3.  A network of senior staff in institutions engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning  Over 130 nominated Heads from UK Higher Education institutions  A regular programme of well attended events  Represents the interests of its members to various national bodies and agencies including the Higher Education Academy and JISC Heads of eLearning Forum (HeLF)
  4. 4. Definition Learning analytics is defined as the “field associated with deciphering trends and patterns from educational big data, or huge sets of student-related data, to further the advancement of a personalized, supportive system of higher education." Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Cummins, M., Estrada, V., Freeman, A., and Ludgate, H. (2013). NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium
  5. 5.  The survey was available:  to HeLF members who were asked to respond with regard to their knowledge of their own institution  in May/June 2015 and took about 10 minutes to complete  The questions were a mixture of closed multiple-choice/multiple-answer and multiple selection as well as open response type  Participants were assured that all data collected in the survey would be held anonymously and securely  No personal data was asked for or retained unless the participant indicated a willingness to be contacted in the future  The results were analysed using quantitative and qualitative methods  53 responses from 138 HeLF members – 38% response rate Methodology
  6. 6. How far has the implementation of LA progressed in your university? 1.9% 17.0% 34.0% 47.2% Fully implemented and supported Partially implemented Working towards implementation Not implemented at all
  7. 7. What is the level of understanding of the possible benefits and outcomes of implementing LA across your institution of your senior management? 15.1% 77.4% 7.5% Very good understanding Limited understanding No understanding
  8. 8. What is, or do you expect to be, the current focus of developments? 17.0% 24.5%58.5% Retention more than enhancement of learning Enhancement of learning more than retention Equally important
  9. 9. What software are you using, or expect to use? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Purchased specific LA software eg Qlikview, Starfish Elements within existing institutional VLE Elements within existing institutional Student Records Elements within existing institutional data management tools eg SharePoint OER Own in-house developed Not applicable
  10. 10. Data sources 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Currently using Planning to use Not planning to use Do not have this system Not applicable
  11. 11. Are you using, or planning to use, existing frameworks e.g. Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework? 2.1% 35.4% 62.5% Yes Considering No
  12. 12. Who, or who do you expect will, own/lead/analyse the LA implementation and development? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Senior management Head of eLearning Information Services Student services Analyses the data Leads the implementation Owns
  13. 13. Stakeholder involvement 0 5 10 15 20 25 Very involved Slightly involved Not involved at all Not applicable Administrative representation and feedback into projects Academic representation and feedback into projects Student representation and feedback into projects
  14. 14. Which of the following groups of staff are given, or are expected to be given, a view of the LA data for them to use to inform their activities 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Academics Students Departmental administrators Central administrators Management Information Services staff Personal tutors
  15. 15. Ethics and data security 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Yes Under consideration No Not applicable Has your institution considered principles and best practices around the ethical use of data? Have you adopted a code of practice/policy?
  16. 16. What is your level of involvement as Head of eLearning? 26.5% 61.2% 12.2% Greatly involved Some involvement No involvement
  17. 17. Would you like more involvement? 39.6% 58.3% 2.1% Yes OK with current level of involvement No
  18. 18.  Dr Barbara Newland  Dr Neil Ringan  Lindsey Martin Contact details