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Webinar - The power of learning analytics to unpack learning and teaching: A critical perspective

Date: April 16 - 2019
Location: Online

This webinar will take place on 16 April 2019 from 12:30 to 13:15 and is free to attend.

As part of the current Enhancement Theme, QAA Scotland will present a series of webinars aimed at helping you use data to enhance the student experience. Facilitated by a range of sector leaders and experts, these valuable sessions will consider the use of different types of data (both quantitative and qualitative) in a range of contexts.

About this webinar

Across the globe many educational institutions are collecting vast amounts of small and big data about students and their learning behaviour. As a result, the emerging field of Learning Analytics (LA) is exploring how we can use data to empower teachers and institutions to effectively support learners. In this Webinar, based upon 6 years of experience with LA data and large-scale implementations amongst 450000+ students at a range of context, we will use an interactive format to discuss and critically debate the benefits and potential drawbacks of learning analytics.


Dr Bart Rienties is Professor of Learning Analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK
Dr Bart Rienties is programme director Learning Analytics within IET and head of Data Wranglers, whereby he leads of group of learning analytics academics who conduct evidence-based research and sense making of Big Data at the OU. As educational psychologist, he conducts multi-disciplinary research on work-based and collaborative learning environments and focuses on the role of social interaction in learning. You will find his work published in leading academic journals and books.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of staff and students, but may be of particular value to those in teaching leadership roles within the Scottish higher education sector.

Please note that we will be recording the webinar, and will capture text chat along with video and audio. We hope you can join the webinar but if you are unable to do so, the video will be available on our YouTube channel.


Further information about this event, including how to register, is available on our booking site.