In the news: Learning Analytics Partnership with Jisc
Joining forces to offer new services to Jisc members
Richard Gascoigne
Richard Gascoigne CTO and Co-founder

At this year’s BETT, DTP Solutionpath announced a partnership with Jisc within the new Jisc learning analytics programme.


At the event in London last week, the UK’s largest Education event, DTP Solutionpath kicked off the partnership by offering Jisc member institutions the opportunity to discover more about its award-winning StREAM learner analytics software solution and student app, as well as its SATS attendance monitoring software through live demonstrations and presentations.

Delegates from Universities and Colleges from across the UK met the experts who have developed the solution, and discussed the benefits universities and colleges have been realising from our solutions.


The new partnership with Jisc leverages both organisations’ expertise and experience and builds on the open learning analytics architecture that Jisc has created, which means new services can be added to the initial service that institutions receive as part of their Jisc membership, keeping UK education ahead of the curve in analysing student data and using it to deliver real student and institutional benefits.

Howard Hall, Solutionpath CEO and Co-founder comments:
“Solutionpath is delighted to be joining forces with Jisc within the Jisc learner analytics partnership to pool our collective expertise and experience in helping accelerate the adoption of learner analytics across the UK higher and further education sectors. I believe the partnership will play a significant role in supporting UK Universities and Colleges in delivering a personalised learner journey, improved student experiences and of course better academic outcomes, as well as significantly reducing the time to value for institutions”.

Solutionpath, founded in 2012, initially collaborated with Nottingham Trent University in to develop a solution that leverages historical student data from a number of client systems, to build average engagement patters for each course at the University, and a solution that charts current students against these averages including a predictive analytics component which accurately predicts student withdrawal 6 to 8 weeks in advance of that withdrawal so an intervention can be made to change that predicted outcome.

After a year in pilot and nearly three years in production StREAM has become a mission critical application for NTU with the University being recognised in “From Bricks to Clicks” report (HEC, 2016) as the only UK Higher Education Institution to have successfully implemented learning analytics throughout the entire institution and it was awarded a Times Higher Education (THE) award for Outstanding Support to Students in 2015. Solutionpath is now working with institutions across the UK and overseas in Australia and the USA and was recognised for its trail-blazing work in the HE sector at the end of 2016 with a UK IT Industry award.

Richard Gascoigne, Solutionpath Co-founder and CTO comments,
“The marketplace for learning analytics has changed dramatically in recent times with new products, services and providers entering the market. We’re delighted that Jisc has selected Solutionpath for its learning analytics partnership to enable its members to more easily access the services that we can deliver that have a proven track record of improving student engagement.”

In a recent report published by Nottingham Trent University, research shows that 81% of respondents stated that they had increased the amount of time they spent studying after looking at their engagement score in the StREAM dashboard (ABLE Project 2015-1-UK01-KA203-013767).

Phil Richards, Chief Innovation Officer at Jisc comments,
“Through our national learning analytics endeavour, Jisc is giving our higher and further education members the collaborative benefits of working together on a national scheme, whilst also allowing them more easily to tap into the best commercial solutions in the marketplace. To that end, we are delighted to now be working in close partnership with DTP Solutionpath and Excelsoft – and arrangement from which all parties should benefit.”

For more information on the learning analytics partnership and how it can support your institution, please contact Howard Hall, Group Managing Director, Solutionpath and DTP Group at hhall@dtpgroup.co.uk.