News: learning analytics
Previously in the Learning Cog blog we’ve looked at benefits that students derive from working together in groups. An investigation into group work in MyUni and final grades in semester 1, 2019 found that students who were active group members achieved an average course mark that was over 3% higher than their peers who either weren’t group members or weren’t active within those groups. Furthermore, those extra few percent resulted in a higher grade in a third of cases.
It’s well documented that students derive great benefits from working in groups. From increased individual achievement to enhanced communication and professional development skills, students with experience of Group Learning are likely to find themselves better equipped for whatever path they choose after graduation.
Students’ early online activity and assessment grades produce valuable data points that help us to predict which students are at risk of failing and potentially attriting from the University.
The Learning Analytics team have developed Assessment Mapping insights that visually show planned assessments and can assist with planning and scheduling assessments to avoid clashes.
Students with experience of Group Learning are likely to find themselves better equipped for whatever path they choose after graduation.
Due to popular demand, SELT data has now been added in a recent update to the Detailed Course Report, allowing course coordinators and teaching staff to view SELT data across historical delivery of the course.
During times of remote learning, the ability to assess student engagement with course content has become increasingly important.
The Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit is comprised of several teams that work across different aspects of learning and teaching.
During the present times of purely remote learning, it is increasingly important for students to receive personalised messaging from their course coordinators, lecturers and tutors.
The Detailed Course Report provides insights into student demographics, academic results and program & other course enrolments, as well as information about the course.