Universities UK (UUK), in partnership with Civitas Learning and Jisc, recently released a report on learning analytics in UK higher education, which recognises it as being a powerful set of tools for helping institutions to support learner retention and progression.
Earlier this year we spoke to Dr Nick Moore, director of IT services at the University of Gloucestershire, about the university’s interest in learning analytics and involvement in our effective learning analytics pilot.
Learning analytics is increasingly in the news. Recently the Higher Education Commission launched their Bricks to Clicks report, which demonstrates the enormous potential for the use of learning analytics in UK universities. It also highlights the dangers around the potential misuse of students’ personal data.
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