Lisa Milne & Brett McLennan
Lisa Milne and Brett McLennan from Deakin Learning Futures presented The DLF Lunchtime Series # 3 on the topic Learning Analytics, Student Engagement and Retention. What stories can data tell? One thought-provoking question raised by Lisa and Brett related to our definition of engagement and the metrics we use to capture the data. Is engagement time on task, reflecting cognitively on task or personal investment in task? Where and how do we measure engagement? There is a difference between Academic Analytics (the role of data analysis at an institutional level), and Learning Analytics which focuses on the learning process itself. The Deakin Learning Analytics Project will provide data for students to understand their own learning actions and teaching academics will have access to information about how their students are engaging with their unit.
It is the Project’s goal to help us make the teaching and learning interventions that will keep our students through to completion.
For questions and more information on the Deakin Learning Analytics Project, contact Brett.McLennan@deakin.edu.au
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