A workshop on building community around learning analytics
Institutional use of learning analytics calls for thoughtful management of cultural change. It requires strategic efforts to engage in conversations about the potential for learning analytics to improve student success, and to generate excitement and engagement among students, faculty, instructors, and senior administrators.
To help with that, we invite you to join us for an interactive half-day workshop titled “Developing Institutional Learning Analytics ‘Communities of Transformation’ to Support Student Success.” It will be among the pre-conference events at the 2017 Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
The workshop will help participants create their own plan for building a campus community devoted to using learning analytics to improve teaching and learning. It will explore the challenges and successes from similar programs at universities in the Bay View Alliance, an organization of research universities in the United States and Canada.
What we will do in the workshop
The workshop will start with a brief self-assessment on the needs of individual campuses, and the challenges participants are likely to encounter in using learning analytics to improve teaching, learning, and student success. The self-assessment will also allow the session facilitators to understand participants’ range of contexts and perceptions about learning analytics. Workshop leaders will then draw on their various institutional experiences to help participants address a series of topics and questions.
Participants will work through exercises in setting goals and creating meaningful questions as a way to encourage faculty, staff and administrators to make data-driven decisions at the course, program and curricular levels. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to enable adoption of a community-based model to transform decision making throughout all levels of the institution.
Workshop Schedule & Activities: to be announced.
This workshop will be led by members from the six universities in the Bay View Alliance that have joined together to share resources and models for using learning analytics at their institutions. Led by Indiana University Bloomington, the collaboration includes the University of British Columbia, the University of Kansas, Queens University and the University of Saskatchewan. Indiana launched its Student Learning Analytics Fellows Program in 2015, and is now leading a multi-year project to expand among partners in the Bay View Alliance. Workshop leaders will draw on their experiences at these institutions.
For more details, please contact:
Leah P. Macfadyen, PhD
Program Director, Evaluation and Learning Analytics
Arts ISIT, The University of British Columbia
Buchanan C116, 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
George Rehrey, Director
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program
Principal Instructional Consultant
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Bloomington, Indiana 47405