Student Analytics also known as Learning Analytics is likely to be on your or your institutions radar right now as you strive to improve the student experience, improve attainment and progression to remain competitive and secure the income from your students to your institution through improving student retention.
But as you begin to think about how learning analytics might be able to help, how should you prepare for such a solution?
Preparing for a Learning Analytics solution
Advice from experts at Solutionpath, the Company behind StREAM, an award-winning predictive analytics provider and the brand behind NTU’s award-winning student dashboard, suggests before you do anything you need to understand your starting point and be explicit about what you want to achieve.
Understand your current position
Once implemented learning analytics can help improve a number of areas including student engagement, student attainment, student progression, student retention and curriculum design. Understanding where you are now and which of these areas is crucial to your institution is very important.
The team at Solutionpath have created a new tool, the Stakeholder Priority Assessment to enable the Lead for a Learning Analytics project to determine the Institutions priorities based on the wide range of stakeholders whom should contribute to the project. The implementation of a learning analytics solution is much more likely to be successful if an Institution picks one area to address.