Developing an institutional Policy on Learning Analytics: task group, communication and engagement and other Learning Analytics activity.
During 2016-17, the University is developing an institutional Policy on Learning Analytics.
Learning Analytics is concerned with how data generated by learning management systems, student systems and other sources can be used to understand, and improve, the learning experiences of students.
More detail will be published here as this project progresses.
The University has established a task group, reporting to the Senate Learning and Teaching and the Knowledge Strategy Committee to develop and consult on the Policy.
Professor Dragan Gasevic, Chair of Learning Analytics and Informatics, is convening the group which includes representatives from Colleges and the Edinburgh University’s Students Association. Its remit and membership can be downloaded below.
The task group has undertaken a range of communication and engagement activities in Semester Two, 2016-17, to support the development of the Policy, including:
The Task Group has produced a short document setting out the Principles and Purposes of the University's approach to Learning Analytics. Following consultation, LTC and KSCapproved this document in May / June 2017.
During summer 2017, the Group will oversee the development of a more detailed Policy document setting out how the University will handle issues such as data governance, consent and security.
Information on other Learning Analytics activities at the University is available at:
For further information, contact: