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We are happy to announce that Dr Grace Lynch (BA, BEd, MEd, PhD) will be presenting at RMIT University. Grace is Managing Director of Lynch & Associates and has over 30 years of experience in Australia, Asia and North America. Grace is an international scholar and highly regarded consultant. Her research on the theory, rationale and analytics behind practice and planned outcomes is crucial in the digital age where technology is both an enabler and driver of pedagogical change. Dr Lynch is the Executive Manager, Society for Learning Analytics Research, an inaugural member of the NSW Learning Analytics Group, Adjunct Professor University of New England and assists a number of Australian universities with the development of learning analytics strategies and implementations.

The adoption of analytic approaches to better inform and assess the impact on learning and teaching practice in educational organisations is concurrently increasing with the growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data. Many industry groups, vendors and institutions are heavily investing in resources to explore the diverse facets of learning analytics leading to the rapid advancement and deployment of technical and pedagogical innovations. The actual capture and analysis of data can change how decisions are made and resources allocated in many fields including education via actionable intelligence.

Learning analytics is the collection and analysis of data generated during the learning process in order to improve the quality of both learning and teaching. It centres on the learning process which includes analysing the relationship between learner, content, institution and educator. Learning Analytics is not simply about counting hits or mapping discussions, it is about intelligent and thoughtful integration and interpretation of data in the context of human activity. This presentation will provide an overview of Learning Analytics and the perceived benefits.

When: Wednesday 12th August, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Seminar 1, Storey Hall, RMIT University,
Swanston Street, Melbourne

Academics, professional staff and students are all invited to attend.
The presentation is free. To register go to here.

To find out more information please contact: peter.saunders@rmit.edu.au

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