28th June 2017, Austin Court, Birmingham, B1 2NP
Delivered by Sero HE in collaboration with UCISA, AMOSSHE and AHUA
What does it mean to undertake data analytics in practice? What progress is really being made in UK higher education institutions on using data analytics to deliver success?
This round-table event will adopt a collaborative approach to unlocking some of the issues around the delivery of data analytics and understanding the practical and manageable steps forward for institutions that want to make progress.
The aim of the event is to bring together a group of invited participants from higher education with an interest and involvement in data and analytics, to discuss the beneficial use of data analytics and to encourage sharing of real experiences. It will provide a forum for colleagues to work together to explore common problems and talk about solutions.
Participants will be at a senior level from professional groups that each have strategic dependence on and responsibility for data and analytics.
Proceedings and outcomes of the day will be drawn together into a publication for sharing more widely to support sector colleagues.
10.00 Registration & refreshments
10.30 Welcome & purpose – Hosts UCISA and Sero HE
Peter Tinson, Executive Director, UCISA, and Liz Wallis, Managing Director, Sero HE
Part 1: Setting the scene – Chair: Sarah Porter, Sero HE Associate
10.40 What do we understand data analytics to be?
Contributions from those attending about their definition and experience of data analytics
11.00 A view from the US and the UK on learning analytics
Ian Dolphin, Chief Executive, Apereo Foundation, and Sero HE Associate
11.20 A view on data analytics from another sector
Speaker to be confirmed
11.40 A view from an HE practitioner – data analytics put to work
Daniel Monnery, Head of Corporate Strategy, University of Northumbria
Part 2: The reality check – Chair: Alison Allden OBE, Sero HE Associate
12.00 Group reflection to surface problems encountered in learning and data analytics
12.30 Plenary: Sharing the reality – problems and progress
Part 3: How the sector is addressing the challenges of data analytics – Chair: Peter Tinson, UCISA
13.50 Working with data – HEIDI Plus, Tableau, Jisc Analytics and HESA Data Futures
Dr Christine Couper, Director of Strategic Planning, University of Greenwich
14.10 Progress with learning analytics – teaching quality and analytics
Jane McNeil, Director of Academic Development, Nottingham Trent University
Ed Foster, Student Engagement Manager, Nottingham Trent University
Part 4: Strategies for success – Chair: Prof David Baker, Sero HE Associate
14.40 Group discussion to share good practice illustrated by case studies
15.30 Plenary round up of take home good practice for improving delivery
15.50 Summing up and next steps – Hosts UCISA and Sero HE
Peter Tinson, UCISA, and Liz Wallis, Sero HE