The A-Z of Learning Analytics workshop, Manchester, UK, 7th November 2017

EUNIS Learning & Teaching Task Force and the BI Task Force are running a workshop: The A-Z of Learning Analytics, Manchester, UK, 7th November 2017

The workshop will explore how we can make use of data to improve learning.  Some of the things we will be talking about include:

  • Assessment analytics
  • Balanced scorecards
  • Curriculum design (data-driven)
  • Dashboards (student & institutional)
  • Ethics
  • Fitness apps for learning
  • Gaming approaches
  • … and much more

Why attend?
As a participant you will have the opportunity to:

· Find out about the latest developments across Europe
· Hear real life experiences from university practitioners (including UK, Netherlands and Portugal)
· Compare technical approaches
· Ask questions, share practice and discuss ideas

Confirmed speakers:

  • Elsa Cardoso, University of Lisbon, winner of EUNIS Dørup Award 2017 for her work on gamification approaches to the Learning Scorecard
  • Ed Foster, Nottingham Trent University, whose Student Dashboard was awarded the 2014 Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Student Support
  • Dragan Gašević, University of Edinburgh, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in learning analytics
  • Niall Sclater, independent consultant, researcher and author of many works including Learning Analytics Explained
  • Mark Stubbs, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Rens van der Vorst, Fontys University, technophilosopher and leader of the Quantified Student initiative

Location and Booking
Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 11.00-16.00 (informal social event to follow)
Stanley Suite,
Midland Hotel,
Manchester, UK,

A-Z of learning analytics event now fully booked. If you would like to be put on the waiting list in the event of cancellations please send an email to

The event is free for HEIs who are members of EUNIS and UCISA as well as registered delegates at UCISA CISG-PCMG17 annual conference 2017. Places are limited and we reserve the right to limit numbers from the same institution.

Outline programme (may be subject to slight changes):


  • Activity session – The ethics of learning analytics – Niall Sclater
  • Case study: Predictive analytics at Nottingham Trent University – Ed Foster
  • Case study: Staff and student dashboards at Manchester Metropolitan University – Mark Stubbs
  • The SHEILA project – Dragan Gasevic, University of Edinburgh
  • Discussion

Lunch break


  • Case study: gaming approaches at the University Institute of Lisbon- Elsa Cardoso
  • Case study: the Quantified student at Fontys University- Rens van der Vorst
  • Making it happen: people and processes – discussion of challenges and top tips for success
  • Making it happen: technical panel – How do you integrate different information sources and what is the right mix of technologies to make this happen?
    –  Approaches used in the Netherlands – Nynke de Boer, SURF
    –  Approaches used in the UK – Niall Sclater
    –  Q&A and panel discussion

Networking event: participants are invited to join a short walking tour of the learning spaces at Manchester Metropolitan University ending with complimentary refreshments in the Salutation.

No EUNIS trip to Manchester would be complete without our traditional dinner on Manchester’s famous curry mile. We will be making a booking for any participants that wish to join the group (please note the meal is at your own expense).

Blogging competition: we are inviting all participants to blog about their experiences – either via your own blog or by drafting an article for the EUNIS blog. One lucky blogger will win a copy of Niall Sclater’s book Learning Analytics Explained.

UCISA CISG-PCMG17: participants interested in staying on for the UCISA CISG-PCMG17 annual conference “Everything changes”, 8 – 10 November, Manchester, can find more information here.

This is a EUNIS event supported by UCISA.