Daltai (Irish for “Students”) is a collaborative project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to increase digital proficiencies amongst staff and students in higher education, particularly in relation to the effective use of learning data to promote student success. Hailed as one of the key trends which is expected to significantly impact on higher education in the coming years, learning analytics refers to “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about the progress of learners and the contexts in which learning takes place” (JISC 2017). Recognising the potential of learning analytics for supporting student success, since 2016 the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning has prioritised capacity-building in this strategic area, resulting in “Online Resources for Learning Analytics (ORLA)” and their sector-wide” Data-Enabled Student Success Initiative (DESSI)“. Building on this important work, Daltai aims to develop an evidenced-based strategy and implementation plan that addresses the professional development requirements of higher education staff in relation to the effective use of learning data to support learning, teaching and assessment processes.
Staff working in Higher Education are invited to participate in this 10 MINUTE DALTAI STAFF SURVEY (24 QUESTIONS split into two parts). The aim of this survey is to get an insight into staffs expectations regarding how higher education should gather, analyse and use educational data, for what purposes, and how can staff engagement be supported? With the move online during COVID-19 closures, students’ digital footprint is becoming even more important for assessing student engagement. In light of this, and because the ultimate goal of learning analytics is to enhance teaching and learning provision and broader supports for students, it is important that your opinions and expectations are taken into account when designing and implementing learning analytics services.
So have your say and click here to complete the staff survey!
With the advent of remote learning across higher education due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our students’ learning data – or their digital footprint – is becoming even more important. Given that our campuses our now closed, students’ online engagement with institutional platforms and resources are now a key indicator of student engagement.
The ultimate goal of learning analytics is to enhance teaching and learning provision and broader supports for students: but how do we achieve this? As educators, how do we use learning data to inform and enhance our own approaches to teaching and assessment? As institutions, how do we make best use of learning analytics to enhance student support and promote student success?
Join us on Wednesday June 17th at 14:30 Dublin time (GMT+1) for an online workshop on “Evidence Based Decision Making in the Classroom”. During this event, we will explore the role of continuous professional development (CPD) for faculty, professional services staff, and students, with the aim of supporting more widespread engagement with learning analytics in higher education.
Click here to Register via Eventbrite.