The Heads of eLearning Forum (HeLF) is a network of senior staff engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning (TEL). We have 140 nominated Heads from UK higher education institutions and a regular programme of well attended events.

9 Nov 2015

Learning Analytics: innovation in the mainstream

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Hard to believe but Wednesday 11th November sees the 36th meeting of HeLF. It's kindly being hosted by Richard Francis at Oxford Brookes University and the final agenda is now available. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

10:00 – 10:30
Arrival and registration
10:30 – 10:40
Welcome and Introduction to the day
Lindsey Martin, Chair of HeLF, Edgehill University
10:40 – 10:50
Welcome and update on developments from Oxford Brookes University
Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience
and Richard Francis, Head of e-Learning
10:50 – 11:00
Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
Maren Deepwell, Chief Executive of ALT
11:00 – 11:20
Learning analytics: a view from the sector
Barbara Newland, University of Brighton and Lindsey Martin, Edgehill University
11:20 – 12:00
Learning analytics – a JISC perspective
Speaker: Niall Sclater, JISC
12:00 – 12:30
Discussion – Personal and institutional readiness
12:30 – 12:45
HeLF business
12:45 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
Ethical Implications of Learning Analytics
Speaker: Niall Sclater, JISC
14:00 – 14:30
‘Lightning strikes’: Two short presentations on working practices across the sector the implications of these.
·         Large scale systems integrations
John Beaver,  Director of IT Services, Bath Spa University
·         Student Engagement Monitoring Dashboard
Mark Roche, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:30 – 15:25
Turnitin – Discussion
15:25 – 15:30

Location and directions:
The event will take place in  the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus (Gipsy Lane site). 

Getting to Brookes
General info is available here.

Train and taxi
Train services to Oxford from most UK towns and cities are relatively frequent. More information here. From the train station, Headington Campus is best reached by taxi or bus.

Buses from railway station.
In semester time the U1 bus service runs frequently to the Headington Campus from the train station. A timetable is attached. The station stop is Frideswide Sq. and the Campus stop is Brookes University B2. Journey time approx. 25 mins. though there can be delays at peak times.

By car.
There is very limited parking on site. Some guest permits are available on the Headington Hill Campus, on the opposite side of the London Road (see map). Even when permits are provided, however, there is no guarantee of a place. Park and Ride services are available from Thornhill and Seacourt, both of which drop at Gipsy Lane (service no. 400). More information on driving to Headington Campus here.