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Learning analytics

Members of CTL participate in the STudent Evaluation and Learning Analytics project (STELA), a National Forum funded project led by the Quality Unit at UL which will develop a policy on the used of learning analytics and student feedback at UL after a process of consultation. For more information, see https://www.ul.ie/quality/stela 

'STELA Live' will build on the new LA Policy and Student Privacy Notice at UL, and the educational materials produced as part of the STELA project, with the objective to:

(1) Conduct an analysis of the variables that best predict performance and progression in selected modules, using existing data to provide a baseline.

​(2) Develop a protocol to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback throughout their participation. 

See here for more information and contact project leads Sarah Gibbons (currently on leave) and Dr Angelica Risquez. 

ORLA (Online Resource for Learning Analytics) is the National Forum’s open-access, online library of guides and manuals, covering key topics relating to learning analytics. It comprises over 30 resources that were developed in partnership with over 60 experts from across the Irish higher education sector.

ORLA is designed to provide key supports and information both to teaching staff who wish to use learner data as a resource to support their teaching practice and to institutional leaders who wish to design and drive effective, informed institutional strategies for data use.

ORLA also includes a range of case studies, showing how Irish teaching staff are currently availing of learner data to enhance their own pedagogy.