Theme One: It is not about the technology it's about using the technology to facilitate change.
Learner Analytics provide the tools to look at student data but there needs to be a shared vision.
What does Success Looks Like?
Well designed dashboards and apps provide opportunities to access information and visualisations to those supporting students in the best way but there needs to strategic guidance on what the best way is?
What does retention look like?
What does student engagement mean?
How can the data help you prioritise your KPIs?
Theme Two. Using the data. Supporting staff and students in getting the best from the data they access.
Policy - Documented simple statements on how learning analytics will be actioned. How we will use data to benefit the student.
Process - Ensure that there are a set of processes developed around the policies.
Who does what and when?
How is is recorded?
How to we measure its success?
Practice - Train and audit practice to ensure compliance.
Facilitate change when needed
Theme Three-Support-Design and deliver learning support for the shared vision to all the affected stakeholders.
What data is being used to measure our KPIs
Who owns the different data sources
That data is readily available and captured consistently across the institution
Theme Four-Ethical Codes & Legal responsibilities.
We need to remain mindful of data protection law as we role out Learner Analytic Tools.
Has the data protection officer considered the legal issues around learning analytics data?
Are existing policies and processes adequate to cover legal issues around the data used for learning analytics?