Welcome to our project Transforming Learning and Teaching with Practical Analytics.

Learning analytics take advantage of large data sets that relate to student online behaviour. These data sets are analysed to inform approaches that help staff make meaningful and informed decisions around student learning and retention, as well as strengthen student retention and success.

There are systems, such as learning analytics, for staff to understand and interpret student behaviour in Blackboard but what is required is understanding and training in the use of analytics and predictive analytics to make better use of these tools.

The project will develop a practical approach to learning analytics (what we term practical analytics) by providing feedback to academic and teaching staff to support meaningful blended delivery. The project will enable learning analytics for early intervention and support academic staff to translate data into improvement in their teaching practice. We aim to increase the number of staff capable of easily accessing and applying analytics to their teaching practice.