Opportunities to discover more about learning analytics and blended learning

15 November 2018

Are you interested in Learning Analytics and Blended Learning? The following two invitations from the SHEILA and the EMBED project teams may interest you.

Launch of the SHEILA MOOC on learning analytics policy and strategies

The EU-funded SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) project team is pleased to announce the launch of a MOOC-based course on its research outputs.

If you are on the look-out to start or systematise the adoption of learning analytics in your institution, perhaps joining a MOOC is what you need to get ready for it. Moving towards Systematic Adoption of Learning Analytics in Higher Education is a three-week course planned for busy people who are seeking to gain a quick understanding of the state of the art of learning analytics in higher education, and what to consider when developing an institutional strategy and policy to ensure effective, responsible, and sustainable adoption of learning analytics. Sign up now to start the course on 20 November.

For more information, please visit the SHEILA project website.

EMBED Delphi research study – help validate a maturity model for blended education

The EMBED (European Maturity model for Blended EDucation) project is aimed at developing a maturity model for blended education to help institutions and educators assess their current level of, and next steps in, blended teaching and learning.

Last year the project developed a draft maturity framework, based on a review of the literature research and dozens of interviews. The next step is to validate this framework using the opinion of experts in the field of blended education. For this reason, you are kindly invited to take part in an expert research exercise. As the model covers both the micro-level (courses and programmes) and meso-level (institutions), the EMBED project team is looking for lecturers, directors, (vice-) rectors, educational advisors, managers, policy officers and other relevant roles within educational institutes.

The validation of the model will take place in two rounds. In each round you will receive an online questionnaire. It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete each questionnaire. The first round will start on 21 November 2018 and end on 12 December 2018. The second round will start on 16 January 2019 and end on 6 February 2019.

If you would like to take part, please enter your personal details on this form. For more information, please contact Wiebe Dijkstra of Delft University of Technology.

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