Developing a learning analytics resource with meaningful data for first year teachers

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    It is known that due to the large, diverse sets of data captured in learning analytics, clear display of information is crucial to its success. Here, we describe a concise learning analytics resource, the Cohort Snapshot, that has been developed using a human centred approach, with input from experienced academics from across the institution. Meaningful data is presented as a unit level summary and includes program enrolment, student demographics, grade distributions and LMS activity. The data that was used to develop the resource was accessed via the university’s data warehouse which was synthesised using the R programming language. The Cohort Snapshot provides teaching academics, including sessional staff, access to data, to allow the adaption of teaching pedagogy to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student cohorts in a regional Australian university.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReconnecting relationships through technology
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th international conference on innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education, ASCILITE 2022
    EditorsStephanie Wilson, Natasha Arthars, Dewa Wardak, Pippa Yeoman, Eszter Kalman, Danny Y.T. Liu
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2022
    EventASCILITE 2022 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 05 Dec 202207 Dec 2022 (Proceedings) (Program)


    ConferenceASCILITE 2022
    Abbreviated titleReconnecting Relationships through Technology
    OtherThe ASCILITE 2022 Conference is ASCILITE’S 39th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. This year’s conference was hosted by the University of Sydney from 4 to 7 December 2022, in-person and online. The conference took place at the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, with excellent event spaces, restaurants, cafes and iconic architecture.
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