How universities are using data to stop students dropping out.

This article discusses how universities are using student data to support student and/or improve student outcomes, and some of the issues that are raised around this practice. Ed discusses the motivations for using learning analytics at NTU.


Authors: Louise Tickle (The Guardian), including statements from Ed Foster.

Learning analytics in higher education: A review of UK and international practice.

This report documents the emerging uses of learning analytics in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Through a series of eleven case studies it presents an overview of the evidence currently available of the impact that analytics are having on teaching and learning – and highlights some of the opportunities for the UK higher education sector. NTU is featured in the body of the text and in a more detailed case study associated with the piece, entitled “Predictive analytics at Nottingham Trent University”.

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/reports/learning-analytics-in-higher-education or https://analytics.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2016/04/CASE-STUDY-I-Nottingham-Trent-University.pdf for the case study document.

Authors: A Jisc report, with a NTU case study based on research publications of Ed Foster and his colleagues, and from interviews with and presentations given by Mike Day and Ed over the past year.