Call for participants: research study investigating student advisor use of learning analytics dashboards
By Samantha Ahern, on 6 January 2021
Participants required for the following study: Uses of learning analytics dashboards / visualisations in student advising
This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee, study: 8673/006 and is registered under reference No Z6364106/2020/11/19 social research in line with UCL’s Data Protection Policy.
Learning analytics implementations are predominantly designed for use by those supporting students there is a need to connect the literature on advising and tutoring with any research into the impacts of learning analytics on student behaviour. In terms of both learning behaviours and welfare (wellbeing and mental health).
This research aims to provide an overview of what is currently perceived as best practice in advising and tutoring. In this context, we will critically review the current literature on dashboard/visualisation design and investigate their use by student advisors with the aim of identifying any synergies and conflicts that exist. With the aim of providing recommendations on how to improve dashboard / visualisation design.
The study is looking to recruit HEI Student Advisors (incl. Personal tutors) to share their experiences of using Learning Analytics dashboards/ visualisations. This will initially be via an online survey.
For details of the study please view the study’s Information Sheet.
If you would like to participate in the study please visit the online survey.
The project lead is: Samantha Ahern, Digital Education – Information Services Division