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Engaging students in developing a
learning analytics app
Student Learning Analytics App 2
“learning analytics is the measurement,
collection, analysis and reporting of data
about ...
Workshop Outline
 Jisc Learning Analytics Project Overview
 Student Participation in the design process –
what they want...
Student Learning Analytics App 4
It operates shared digital
infrastructure and services,
negotiates sector-wide deals
with...
Student Learning Analytics App 5
About Learning Analytics…
What do we mean by Learning Analytics?
The application of big data techniques such as
machine based learning and data mini...
Jisc’s Learning Analytics Project
Student Learning Analytics App 7
Three core strands
Learning
Analytics Service
Toolkit C...
Student Learning Analytics App 8
Student Learning Analytics App 9
Student Participation –What they want
Student Learning Analytics App 10
http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2015/04/29/wha...
Student Learning Analytics App 11
Focus on assessment – how well
am I doing compared with others
Student Learning Analytics App 12
Summary of all grades and predictions of
what is required to be “successful”
Student Learning Analytics App 13
How are you spending your time – what
should you be doing more or less?
A prioritised SHORT list…
My assessments
See the grades obtained, rank against
other students, assignments are due,
grades...
Activity 1- Principles
On each table:
Principles of the learning analytics app (First Release)
Questions to discuss
Feedba...
Student app - what we are doing
Principles
Comparative – seeing how you compare with class averages or the top 20% of perf...
Student Learning Analytics App 17
When first logging in the student
is able to select their institution
from a pre-populat...
Student Learning Analytics App 18
The screen will be an activity
feed or timeline, we plan to
integrate this dynamic and
e...
Student Learning Analytics App 19
Stats – Provides an engagement
and attainment overview and
drilling down to gives
compar...
Student Learning Analytics App 20
The engagement and
attainment overview mirrors
what many fitness apps do: it
provides an...
Student Learning Analytics App 21
In the activity comparison screen
you’ll see a graph of your
engagement over time and ho...
Student Learning Analytics App 22
Starting an activity allows you to
select the module on which
you’re working, choose an
...
Student Learning Analytics App 23
Setting a target is the final bit of
functionality we want to include
in the app at this...
Student Learning Analytics App 24
Setting a target involves
selecting a learning activity from
a pre-populated list and
sp...
Timetable
 Final Specification October 2015
 Development and user testing October 2015 to March 2016 (to engage
with the...
Activity 2 & 3 - what you think
On each table:
1. Principles of the learning analytics app (First Release)
2. Outline requ...
Student Learning Analytics App 27
Plenary….
Contacts
Contacts:
Paul Bailey paul.bailey@jisc.ac.uk
Further Information:
http://www.analytics.jiscinvolve.org
Join:
anal...
Student Learning Analytics App 29
Activity 1: Feedback on the principles Activity 2: Feedback on the wireframes
Activity 3...
Student Learning Analytics App 30
Login and select your
institutions, access data
from learning records
warehouse.
View yo...
Student Learning Analytics App 31
View activity
comparison graphs of
your engagement over
time compared with
that of other...
Student Learning Analytics App 32
View targets and
review progress of all
you targets.
Set targets for a week,
day, month,...
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  1. 1. Engaging students in developing a learning analytics app
  2. 2. Student Learning Analytics App 2 “learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs” SoLAR – Society for Learning Analytics Research
  3. 3. Workshop Outline  Jisc Learning Analytics Project Overview  Student Participation in the design process – what they wanted  Specification for a learning analytics app – what we did  Group activity – what you think  Plenary Student Learning Analytics App 3 http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/
  4. 4. Student Learning Analytics App 4 It operates shared digital infrastructure and services, negotiates sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and provides trusted advice and practical assistance for universities and colleges. Jisc is the UK higher and further education sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital service and solutions. About Jisc…
  5. 5. Student Learning Analytics App 5 About Learning Analytics…
  6. 6. What do we mean by Learning Analytics? The application of big data techniques such as machine based learning and data mining to help learners and institutions meet their goals: For our project: »Improve retention (current project) »Improve achievement (current project) »Improve employability (current project) »Personalised learning (future project) Student Learning Analytics App 6
  7. 7. Jisc’s Learning Analytics Project Student Learning Analytics App 7 Three core strands Learning Analytics Service Toolkit Community Jisc Learning Analytics
  8. 8. Student Learning Analytics App 8
  9. 9. Student Learning Analytics App 9
  10. 10. Student Participation –What they want Student Learning Analytics App 10 http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2015/04/29/what-do-students-want- from-a-learning-analytics-app/
  11. 11. Student Learning Analytics App 11 Focus on assessment – how well am I doing compared with others
  12. 12. Student Learning Analytics App 12 Summary of all grades and predictions of what is required to be “successful”
  13. 13. Student Learning Analytics App 13 How are you spending your time – what should you be doing more or less?
  14. 14. A prioritised SHORT list… My assessments See the grades obtained, rank against other students, assignments are due, grades in assignments in order to obtain particular degree classifications? My engagement Lecture attendance; campus visits; Library engagement;VLE engagement My reading lists How much am I engaging with the reading list on each of my modules? Check-in to event Details of all lectures (or tutorials/seminars/labs) and notifies me if the lecture has been cancelled. Student Learning Analytics App 14 Find a study buddy Enter interests, skills to offer/share shows me others who can help or want to share Extra events Made aware of relevant events that I might want to attend How am I feeling? Confident; confused; upset; happy My consent I can decide what’s done with my data.
  15. 15. Activity 1- Principles On each table: Principles of the learning analytics app (First Release) Questions to discuss Feedback on the principles Student Learning Analytics App 15
  16. 16. Student app - what we are doing Principles Comparative – seeing how you compare with class averages or the top 20% of performers for example may provide a competitive element or at least a reality check, driving you to increased engagement. Social – being able to select “friends” with whom to compare your stats may add another level of engagement. Gamified – an app which includes an element of gaming should encourage uptake by some students.This may be manifested in the use of badges such as a “Library Master” badge for students who have attended the library five times. Private by default – while data that the institution knows about you from other systems may be fed to the app, the privacy of any information you input in the app yourself will be protected. However anonymous usage information may be fed back to the app backend. Usable standalone – by students whose institutions are not using the Jisc architecture. Uncluttered – the app should concentrate for the time being on learning analytics data and not be bloated with functionality which replicates what is already present in theVLE/LMS or in other applications. Student Learning Analytics App 16 See http://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2015/08/21/student-app-for- learning-analytics-functionality-and-wireframes/
  17. 17. Student Learning Analytics App 17 When first logging in the student is able to select their institution from a pre-populated lists of UK universities. If the students’ institution is using other parts of Jisc’s learning analytics architecture, in particular the learning analytics warehouse, then much more data will be available to the app.
  18. 18. Student Learning Analytics App 18 The screen will be an activity feed or timeline, we plan to integrate this dynamic and engaging concept, so essential to applications such asTwitter and Facebook. Photos or badges could be included next to the text.
  19. 19. Student Learning Analytics App 19 Stats – Provides an engagement and attainment overview and drilling down to gives comparative activity graphs. Log – Allows you to log time spent on specified activities e.g. reading for an assignment Target – Allows you set personal targets to improve your engagement e.g. study for 10 hours this week
  20. 20. Student Learning Analytics App 20 The engagement and attainment overview mirrors what many fitness apps do: it provides an overview of your “performance” to date. Critically here we show how you compare to others.This will be based on data about you and others held in the learning analytics warehouse.
  21. 21. Student Learning Analytics App 21 In the activity comparison screen you’ll see a graph of your engagement over time and how it compares with that of others.You can select a particular module or look at your whole course. You can compare yourself with people on my course, people on this module and top 20% of performers (based on grades). Comparing yourself to prior cohorts of students on a module might be of interest in the future too.
  22. 22. Student Learning Analytics App 22 Starting an activity allows you to select the module on which you’re working, choose an activity type from a drop-down list such as reading a book, writing an essay, or attending a lab, and select a time period you want to spend on the activity and whether you want a notification when that period is up. A timer is displayed in the image box and you can hit the Stop button when you’ve finished. The timer will continue even if you navigate away from the app.
  23. 23. Student Learning Analytics App 23 Setting a target is the final bit of functionality we want to include in the app at this stage. Again this is building on the success of fitness tracking apps where you set yourself targets as a way of motivating yourself.
  24. 24. Student Learning Analytics App 24 Setting a target involves selecting a learning activity from a pre-populated list and specifying how long you want to be spending on it. We added a “because” free text box so that learners can make it clear (to themselves) why they want to carry out the activity e.g. I want to pass the exam, tutor told me I’m not reading enough). Users may be more likely to select a reason from a pre-populated list than to fill in a text field but we’ll monitor this to see whether it’s being used.
  25. 25. Timetable  Final Specification October 2015  Development and user testing October 2015 to March 2016 (to engage with the project see http://analytics.jiscbetas.net/expression)  First release April 2016 – smart phone only  Trial use April – September 2016  Second release – September 2016 Student Learning Analytics App 25
  26. 26. Activity 2 & 3 - what you think On each table: 1. Principles of the learning analytics app (First Release) 2. Outline requirements from student consultations 3. Wireframes of the first release Activity 2: Feedback on the wireframes and principles Activity 3: What three additional features do you think will be useful for students in the second release? Student Learning Analytics App 26
  27. 27. Student Learning Analytics App 27 Plenary….
  28. 28. Contacts Contacts: Paul Bailey paul.bailey@jisc.ac.uk Further Information: http://www.analytics.jiscinvolve.org Join: analytics@jiscmail.ac.uk Student Learning Analytics App 28
  29. 29. Student Learning Analytics App 29 Activity 1: Feedback on the principles Activity 2: Feedback on the wireframes Activity 3:Three features students should have in the second release 1. 2. 3.
  30. 30. Student Learning Analytics App 30 Login and select your institutions, access data from learning records warehouse. View your activity feed and how you are doing and what your colleagues and friends are doing. View your engagement and attainment overview to see what you are doing in more detail
  31. 31. Student Learning Analytics App 31 View activity comparison graphs of your engagement over time compared with that of others. Start an activity or view activities to track and motivate learning. Set a activity for a module e.g. reading, revising, etc.
  32. 32. Student Learning Analytics App 32 View targets and review progress of all you targets. Set targets for a week, day, month, etc. Activity data will be used to show how you are progressing against targets

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