Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


Awards for Excellence in Learning Analytics: Submissions

The following Awards submissions provide a library of resources about the many and varied applications of Learning Analytics across Australia and New Zealand. We hope you will find these short videos useful and that they seed ideas for collaboration and innovation.

2015 Submissions


bullet-point-customLearning Analytics and Interactive Surfaces: a dashboard for enhancing teachers awareness in the classroom.

Submitted by: Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, The University of Sydney

Description: A Learning Analytics teacher's dashboard for a multi-surface classroom is presented. This is a system that harnesses the new affordances of interactive tabletops to generate automatic visualisations and notifications about small group collaborative tasks for the teacher in real-time.

Link: Learning Analytics and Interactive Surfaces

bullet-point-customAn enhanced Learning Analytics plugin for Moodle-student engagement and personalised intervention

Submitted by: Chris Froissard, Macquarie University

Description: Our project modified and enhanced an existing Moodle plugin to add additional indicators and new functionality. Teachers can now use the plugin to identify students at risk of not completing their unit and contact them quickly and efficiently. This project is based on research from the field of Learning Analytics.

Link: An enhanced Learning Analytics plugin

bullet-point-customA personalised and cross-institutional approach to connect students with staff through customisable analytics.

Submitted by: Danny Liu, The University of Sydney

Description: To personalise the student experience with large and diverse cohorts, we have introduced a data-informed and flexible approach which tracks and connects students, staff and services. We outline the principles and outcomes of our transition pedagogy and overview the Learning Analytics software we have developed to support it.

Link: A personalised and cross-institutional approach

bullet-point-customThe Engagement Tool

Submitted by: Mark Nichols, Open Polytechnic

Description: Open Polytechnic is a specialist provider of open and distance education. Supporting students is challenging, particularly when students proceed at their own pace and multiple learning cohorts are active. The Engagement Tool makes it easy for staff to identify, contact and encourage at-risk students.

Link: The Engagement Tool

bullet-point-customYou Don't Have to Start Your Class with a Blank Canvas!

Submitted by: Martin Carroll, Charles Darwin University

Descriptiion: CDU, in partnership with Blackboard, has developed a bespoke Student Snapshot report. This responds to requests from teaching staff to have information about their students available from the start of semester to help them prepare their learner engagement approach. Student Snapshot has become the report most regularly consulted by staff.

Link: You Don't Have to Start Your Class with a Blank Canvas

bullet-point-customEducational Technology Team – EASICONNECT

Submitted by: Damien Clark, CQUniversity

Description: This video will take you on a journey outlining our Learning Analytics approach with examples of how it works, evidence to support its effectiveness in improving student engagement and how it facilitates teachers' reflective practice.

Link: Educational Technology Team – EASICONNECT

bullet-point-customLearning Analytics @ UniSA: Changing how we teach – changing how we learn

Submitted by: Cassandra Colvin, University of South Australia

Description: Discussion and overview of the Learning Analytics implementations at the University of South Australia. The talk covers the need for learning analtyics, the institutional approach implemented, and the associated visualisations and analytics dashboard.

Link: Learning analytics @ UniSA

bullet-point-customUsing Techniques from Accounting to Accelerate the Learning of Accounting

Submitted by: Brent Gregory, University of New England

Description: Video describing how principles of accounting have been used to improve the teaching of accounting with particular emphasis on analysis of data.

Link: Using Techniques from Accounting to Accelerate the Learning of Accounting

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