Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


LA-SIG Webinar: Learning analytics and learning design: promoting a conversation among equals

Date & Time

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10am (AEST) and 12pm (NZ). You will find other time zones for the session here.


In this webinar we present a simple Learning Analytics – Learning Design (LA-LD) framework, designed to help teachers to align the use of common types of learning analytics data with the normal rhythms of teaching. The aim in developing the framework was to support reflection in and on action through the familiar cycles of planning, teaching, assessment and review. We used common teaching scenarios to illustrate ways that learning analytics can be used to influence student retention, engagement and achievement, and provide teachers with feedback before, during or after an event. We ran workshops to gain feedback on practical application of the LA-LD framework, and invited participants to develop a plan to use student data in their own teaching context.

This entry level professional development strategy was based on two assumptions; that teachers a) are more likely to engage with learning analytics if the potential is presented as a way to support core aspects of their current practice; and b) need to become familiar with learning analytics concepts to represent their interests in design, development and implementation initiatives.


Associate Professor Cathy Gunn and Dr Claire Donald, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), The University of Auckland.


To register for this session, please go here.

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If you would like a free pass to EduTECH and EduBUILD, the organizers have made 100 passes available which are available by clicking here.  The offer expires 31 May 2018. Several of the 12 “congresses” at EduTECH and EduBUILD may be of interest to members.  The event takes place 7 – 8 June at the ICC, Sydney.   ASCILITE is not an official sponsor of the event but is delighted to be able to pass on this free offer to its members.

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The Educational Enhancement Unit promotes innovation and excellence in learning and teaching across UWA. The unit supports the implementation of the University’s Education strategy, through the provision of hands-on support to academic staff, facilitating collaboration and sharing of best practice, harnessing pedagogical expertise and working closely with academic staff to drive a consistent strategy of educational enhancement.

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