QMS Research Talk: What the heck are Learning Analytics anyway?

Time: 11am – 12pm, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Location: Scarfe Building Library Block Room 278
Moderator: Ryan Ji (PhD student, MERM, ECPS)
Presenter: Dr. Leah Macfadyen (Associate Director, MET, Faculty of Education)

Developments in education and learning technologies in recent decades mean that universities are now awash in data about learners and learning. Online teaching tools such as Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas), discussion forums, messaging and homework systems, simulations, peer feedback environments and audio/video tools used in flipped or blended courses all collect rich sets of data about learner activity, behaviour, course choices, and performance. As a result, we now have a wealth of e-traces about learners, courses, and programs. In this session, I will showcase some concrete examples of recent learning analytics projects at UBC and other institutions.