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Support for Semester 2

With the start of semester 2 just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you are prepared. As we did in Semester 1, we are running our series of MyUni training, workshops and ‘drop in’ support services again. Find out what is available to you this semester here.

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What is Learning Analytics?

 Learning analytics begins with… “learning” As defined by the University of Adelaide, “Learning Analytics” is: “The practice of developing actionable insights through the collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.”

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A no fear approach to learning analytics

A Q&A with Learning Analytics Manager, Marcel Lavrencic Learning analytics is a complex area, and it can be daunting to even think about where to start. This is why we have a team dedicated to learning analytics. As part of the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Unit, the Learning Analytics Team offer assistance to staff within […]

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OnTask: what is it and why should you be using it?

OnTask is a software platform designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback through email messages. The email messages are determined by expected evidence-based student behaviour, performance and characteristics from MyUni. The data that feeds into OnTask is from an Excel or CSV file downloaded […]

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A summary of the 2018 Learning Enhancement & Innovation Grant Scheme

The Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Projects for 2018 have officially concluded. After collating the final reports, we can now share a summary of each of the nine projects that were part of this scheme. The 2018 LEI grant scheme facilitated projects that aimed to enhance and develop new and better approaches to achieving student learning outcomes. The funds […]

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New Years Resolution: Use Learning Analytics

This year, make a plan to use learning analytics in MyUni right from the beginning! Learning analytics gives insight into the specific learning and teaching behaviours associated with the most favourable learning outcomes. Embedding actionable learning analytics into the curriculum design enables real-time, evidence-based decision-making for both students and teachers. Evidence-based decision-making enables modification of […]

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Leveraging Canvas Data for the Assessment of Students in Online Discussion.

In Term 4 of 2018, the Online Learning course in the School of Education apportioned 30% of the final mark to participation in MyUni discussion boards. The rationale behind this was outlined in the course modules. “Collaborative Learning is based on the idea that learning occurs as the result of interaction between members of a […]

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Designing for learning in MyUni

Design thinking starts with the idea of understanding people. According to *Donald A. Norman in his book Living with Complexity “We must design for the way people behave, not for how we would wish them to behave”. In an education context an understanding of how learners behave is crucial to the process of designing for […]

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LEI’s ‘High Failure Rate’ HAKLAB/01 Contribution

On Tues 25th September our colleagues over in ITDS hosted a Hack Day on the Mezzanine Level 5 of The Hub.  As they explained to us ‘a Hack Day is an organised event where teams come together to develop ideas which help to solve a business problem’.  The brief was that we should ‘mashup, reuse […]

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Get to know your analytics in MyUni

The analytics in MyUni combines activity data from Canvas, students and unit/course from PeopleSoft. How can Learning Analytics be used? Understand students’ behaviours and adapt to a personalised learning path. Identify students and class engagement patterns online, i.e. are students logging in and accessing items/tools, and if so, when. Clarify access patterns, both timing and […]

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