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USQ Salon: What is Learning Analytics and how to use it to Improve Learning and Teaching Practice

Presented by Angela Murphy, USQ

Date: 07 May 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Toowooamba - TV Studio (Y103), or via Zoom
Contact: For more information and the Zoom link please visit the USQ Salon Series Website.
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An individual’s enthusiasm about the employment of “data” in education is directly proportional to his or her distance from actual students. ~ Alfie Kohn

Learning analytics is a brave new field purporting to give us insight on how to encourage students to work harder and smarter but does it recklessly result in reducing learning to grades and satisfaction to engagement.  

What are the responsibilities of universities when harnessing big data to identify learning and teaching deficits? How do we go about ensuring that this tide of data is managed responsibly to the greatest benefit of the student? This presentation will explore findings from learning analytics research on benefits to learning and teaching practice while taking a hard look at the pitfalls that could ultimately disadvantage educators and students.