Digital learning is predicted to grow and with the removal of the student cap, universities will look to provide an increased number of digital courses to cater for the increased student numbers, according to Policy Connect.
From Bricks to Clicks, a report commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) identified how big data and analytics has the ability to transform teaching and learning in higher education.
Research analysed the current situation regarding student data collection within UK Higher Education Institutions and the opportunities that improved data collection will offer learning providers.
ACCA recognises that the traditional view of learning is being swept away through a combination of increased demand and improved technology.
Moving from reactive to predictive analytics is going to be a challenge for all learning providers. Although it is an increasingly competitive sector, higher education institutions and students who harness technology and data will be given a level of insight and understanding on their performance that has never been seen before.
According to ACCA, by working together, learning providers can use big data to provide a seamless and supportive learning experience for students, from the point they enter higher education through to gaining post-graduate and professional qualifications.
Anthony Walters, policy manager at ACCA Western Europe said: “Using data collected about the way students interact with their learning provider, and how they approach learning will help shape courses that better meets students’ needs.
Working with global professional bodies could be an attractive option for students, “Using big data can provide a goldmine of knowledge, for example you can identify which students are disengaged to predict who may be in danger of failing which will enable you to make timely interventions to help get students back on track,” said Mr Walters
Posted by Jon Aspinell on 29th January 2016
Desktop Support Analyst
£28000 - £30000 per annum
A global Media business based in Central London are looking for an enthusiastic, engaging and proactive IT Support En...
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
A well-established business is looking for an accomplished and diligent Financial Accountant to join its growing Fina...
Up to £60000 per annum
Senior Accountant - Covent Garden, London A new position has become available within a Chartered Accountancy practice...
Software / IT Trainer
South West London, London
Up to £45000 per annum + bens inc. healthcare
A position is available for a Technical Trainer in fast-growing and innovative software company. The ideal candidate ...
Up to £60000 per annum
Based in central London, the Ashdown Group are working on an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing Accountan...
Graduate Marketing Executive - High W...
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Up to £26000 per annum + benefits
Graduate Marketing Executive - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - £26,000 + bonus and benefits An excellent opportunity ...
How can you ensure cohesive communication with a team of remote workers?
Remote working is becoming increasingly adopted by organisations across the globe - whether that takes the form of an...
Can HR tech ease workplace conflict?
Workplace conflict is mostly unavoidable - particularly when businesses hire strong-minded talent with big ideas. Ego...
What to prioritise in your employee experience
The candidate experience has long been valued by employers looking to attract fresh talent. Now, however, companies a...
What can HR expect in 2018?
HR departments are set to face many new challenges in 2018, from the technological to the traditional. Among the most...
From communication to drive: The importance of soft skills
Soft skills are often difficult to quantify, yet they can become an absolute necessity for your business to reach its...
Only one in three workers say their employers offer training
Just one-third of workers report that their employer offers regular training opportunities, a new poll by the Trades ...