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MANAGING STUDENT DATA FOR LEARNING ANALYTICS

Schools, colleges and universities are turning towards Learning Analytics to improve their learning design, to personalise the tutoring process and to retain students who might otherwise be at risk of dropping out.

As vendors bring new and exciting tools to the emerging marketplace, it is increasingly important that institutions are in a position to take control of the student data that underpins Learning Analytics. HT2 Labs can help.

For many educators, getting started with Learning Analytics will mean grappling with difficult decisions about student data.

You can read more about how we work as a foundational part of the UK’s National Learning Records Warehouse. Built specifically to address the Jisc Code of Conduct for the collection and use of student data, our software is providing the backbone to one of the world’s leading student data initiatives.

Your Learning Analytics Architecture

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when adopting Learning Analytics at an institutional level is where and how to store your data. Generating a single source of record for your student data is becoming increasingly important.

Whilst institutional LMS-use is on the rise, so is the use of more flexible, ad-hoc tools that faculty love to use. And sources of data don’t begin and end with teaching tools; Library systems, Attendance data and many more sources could help you to get a clearer picture of student success.

HT2 Labs believes the xAPI specification holds the most promise for the standardisation of student activity data right now. That’s why we make sure our Learning Record Store, Learning Locker, is amongst the most conformant and up-to-date xAPI solutions available in the marketplace.

Why go with a Learning Record Store?

Gather Data from Every System

The learning environment stretches beyond the VLE. xAPI and a Learning Record Store makes it possible to track educational activity across E-learning content, library data, attendance systems, intranets, apps, webinar tools and more.

Put it all into a single store to create the educational source of record for your students and teachers.

Work towards Standards

We’re key adopters of the xAPI specification for collecting learning activity data. Our software includes more than 4,000 conformance tests to give you the highest level of confidence that we’re serious when it comes to standardisation.

We don’t stop at xAPI either; we’re well versed in LTI and are playing a role in the adoption of the new IMS Caliper framework.

Choose the Right Tools

By choosing to hold your own student data, you become the ‘app’ store for your student data, not beholden to any single vendor.
Using this approach you can play the field for the best Learning Analytics solutions.

Choose from Open Source providers, like Unicon’s Student Success Planner or proprietary providers, like Tribal or Civitas learning – we’ve integrated with them all.

And Why Choose Learning Locker?

 

The Best Moodle Reporting

Learning Locker is the easy way to get a customisable, scalable and in-depth reporting tool to plug into your Moodle VLE.

We helped build and maintain the xAPI Logstore plugin which is currently the most popular way to get learning activity straight from Moodle into xAPI.

Easy Connection to BI Tools

We gather learning activity data on a massive scale. Our systems are based on MongoDB, which has some of the world’s most powerful connectors to bridge the gap between NoSQL scale and Business Intelligence tools.

Using this data you can create dashboards and visualisations for your teachers and tutors to understand how their learning designs are being used by students.

Build Business Rules into Learning

Learning Locker allows your analysts to construct business rule sets to trigger push notifications around your student success system.

Send emails, texts and more directly as a result of rules in the Learning Record Store.

Open Source, like You

If you are one of the many leading schools, colleges or universities that embraces Open Source software, we’re here for you.

Learning Locker’s Open Source version is used by universities throughout the world.

Find Out More

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