Thomas (2012; 2017) identifies the importance of human interaction and belonging to retention work whilst learning analytics solutions are prompting us to use ‘big data’ techniques to drive targeted personalised support to ‘at risk’ students (Gordon 2014). This interactive session will explore and discuss the tensions between ‘big data’ and human-centred support for students through the experiences of transdisciplinary learning analytics work at Newman University. Our reflections on a series of student-staff partnerships across 2016-18 that designed delivered and evaluated pedagogic interventions will invite participants to consider the implications of such work for their own practice.
Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Can big data offer person-centred support for students?
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