How will we personalise learning over a lifetime? Can LA play a role in modelling the evolution of a student’s knowledge, skills and dispositions as they move from school, to higher education, the workforce, and perhaps back for further study?
We could only do so if we are able to somehow share data across a wide range of LA systems, so moving beyond the “learning system wall” identified by Ryan Baker in his keynote address this year to the International Learning Analytics Conference. UTS:CIC is starting to gain international recognition for its work on building learning analytics ecosystems that will help to solve precisely this problem, and Kirsty Kitto recently presented workshops on Building LA Ecosystems at the Learning Analytics Summer Institute (LASI) held in Vancouver during June.
To learn more, see these new articles, written with CIC colleagues and the broader UTS community:
Kitto, K., & Knight, S. (2019). Practical ethics for building learning analytics. British Journal of Educational Technology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12868
Kitto, K., Cutrupi, J., Philips, M., Gardiner, G., Ghodrati, M., & Shum, S. B. (2019). The connected university: connectedness learning across a lifetime. In Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability. Edward Elgar Publishing.