Student retention and learning analytics: a snapshot of current Australian practices and a framework for advancement

Cassandra Colvin, Deborah West

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Abstract

There is rapidly growing interest in the potential of learning analytics as a tool to
enhance student success and retention outcomes.. This stems from the capacity
for learning analytics to provide insights into all aspects of student experience at
a university, including their engagement with the learning process, teaching quality, and other elements of student experience. However, there are limited resources that can inform institutions in how best to commence and deploy learning analytics. This Nuts and Bolts session will introduce the audience to learning analytics and their potential, plus report the progress of two OLTfunded projects aimed at reviewing learning analytics across Australian universities within an international context. Both projects are focused on identifying how learning analytics are currently informing teaching practice and personalised learning, and the development of applications for improving retention and identification of students at-risk, in institutions within Australia, and internationally
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference
PublisherQUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, 2014 - Darwin, Australia
Duration: 6 Jul 20149 Jul 2014

Conference

ConferenceInternational First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, 2014
Abbreviated titleFYHE 2014
CountryAustralia
CityDarwin
Period6/07/149/07/14

Keywords

  • Tertiary students
  • learning analytics
  • personalised learning

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    Colvin, C., & West, D. (2014). Student retention and learning analytics: a snapshot of current Australian practices and a framework for advancement. In 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (pp. 1-3). QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY. http://fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers14/10F.pdf