SoLAR Webinar "Learning analytics adoption in Higher Education: Reviewing six years of experience at Open University UK" presented by Prof. Bart Rienties from the Open University, The United Kingdom.
Time and date: Thursday, Jun 11, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Central European time
(11:00 AM–12:00 PM Eastern US time, 8:00 AM–9:00 AM Pacific US time, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM London, UK Time)
Location: Zoom (meeting URL provided in the registration email)
Learning analytics adoption in Higher Education: Reviewing six years of experience at Open University UK
In this webinar, Prof Bart Rienties will reflect on the process of implementing learning analytics solutions within the UK higher education setting, its implications, and the key lessons learned in the process. The talk will specifically focus on the Open University UK (OU) experience of implementing learning analytics to support its 170k students and 5k staff. Its flagship OU Analyse has been hailed as one of the largest applications of predictive learning analytics at scale for the last five years, making OU one of the leading institutions in learning analytics domain. The talk will reflect on the strong connections between research and practice, educational theory and learning design, scholarship and professional development, and working in multi-disciplinary teams to explain why the OU is at the forefront of implementing learning analytics at scale. At the same time, not all innovations and interventions have worked. During this webinar, Prof Rienties will discuss the lessons learned from implementing learning analytics systems, how learning analytics has been adopted at OU and other UK institutions, and what the implications for higher education might be.