LRT Talks 2013-03-27 HEA Social Mobility

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Some slides to accompany participation on a panel at the 2013 HEA Social Mobility conference on using data to support student retention, attainment and progression

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LRT Talks 2013-03-27 HEA Social Mobility

  1. 1. Using data to support student retention, attainment and progression: Informing Institutional Change Manchester | Mar 2013 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsMonday, March 25, 2013 1
  2. 2. Data-driven improvisational change Appreciation of 2. Identify Student 1.Appreciate relevant data more and less the issue demographics sources successful VLE logs patterns of VLE Exam board use outcomes Understanding impacts of new 3.Summarise 6.Analyse & individualInterpret visualise VLE on student data sources Categoriseoutput of success VLE usagestatistical & count hitstests by category 5 Prep the 4 Join on data for common Code missing analysis identifiers Join on values, collapse student ID categories…
  3. 3. 6.Analyse & visualisePatterns in the data Visualising partial effects on successful progression+ve 9am-9pm usage Last VLE access Tutors’ doc hits- ve http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sres.2130/abstract
  4. 4. Data driven institutional change (2010)Careful diagnosis of (diverse) learning experiences• Recurrent messages – NSS analysis: course organisation determines Q22 – Focus groups: consistent, easy to find info – Mobile surveys: deadlines, timetables… (m-admin)• Great (and not-so great) expectations – “engaging, well-organised courses” – “tutors who know me” If things change When’s my can you let me What’s my work due in ? know… timetable?
  5. 5. MISSION:
  6. 6. Evaluating the impact of change• Quartile improvements in NSS2012 – Course organisation, learning resources & Q22 overall• Personalised online survey on portal homepage – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ comments – Nov 2012: 10,186 left 48,000+ comments – All data tagged with module / programme codes • Module/Prog. leaders see their anonymised feedback – Top 3 predictors of overall satisfaction… The course helped me develop the confidence and skills to succeed The course is well organised and running smoothly Staff on my course are good at explaining things – Next …adding engagement & attainment to the analysis

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