Join a Digital Education research project as student representative!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a Digital Education research project as student representative.

The project is titled the Learning Analytics Report Card (or LARC), and is working to develop playful, student-centred data analysis for Moodle. The research is grounded in the idea that learning analytics is usually a closed, institutional process, and is seeking to explore ways that students can participate in their own data capture and analysis, and so develop a critical awareness of the many issues involved in this emerging educational trend.

More information about the project will be available very soon!

We’re designing and building the LARC this semester, and would really like a student representative to join our advisory team.

We’re looking for someone with an interest in educational data analysis – not necessarily a technical understanding, but rather an interest in the broader issues of privacy, surveillance, automation, or artificiality surfaced by our increasing use of data in education. That’s hopefully most people on our programme 🙂

Responsibilities would involve around 6hrs of your time over the next 3 months, and all being well, should be enjoyable. This would not impinge on your study commitments to the programme. We’re looking for someone who, over the length of the semester, can:

  • help to gather views on data analysis from the programme cohort (via light-touch polling or Tweeting)
  • comment on design developments and ideas
  • attend an advisory meeting (either in person or online) towards the end of the semester

If you think that sounds like jolly good time, then send 100 words on why you think data is exciting, or not, to: