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Facilitating sustainable, long-term enhancement of learning and teaching in WA universities.

The Loop Tool: Where Learning Analytics meets Learning Design

An OLT Innovation and Development grant dissemination workshop

In this workshop, teachers, educators and learning analytics specialists will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on the use of learning design and learning analytics in their practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about and interact with the Loop Tool.

The use of learning analytics over the last years has been a big promise to improve education. Learning management systems can provide a wide range of reports and data about students’ interactions with each other and course content. However, to make sense of all the data provided through learning management systems is a challenge to most teachers. The Loop Tool is an open-source software that has been developed to provide learning analytics to teachers in a meaningful way through its connection with learning design.

The aim of the workshop is two-fold. First, the aim is to examine the concepts of learning analytics and learning design, including their association and applicability to teaching and learning practice. Secondly, to provide a hands-on experience for participants to apply this knowledge using the Loop Tool.

Dr Linda Corrin is a Lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. She is a chief investigator on the Completing the Loop project, and has extensive experience in educational technology and learning analytics.

Miss Paula de Barba is a Research Fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. She is the project officer for the Completing the Loop project.

Workshop Details

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

2.00 – 4.30pm

ECL 1.031 Graduate Suite

South Street Campus

Murdoch University