Getting started with Learning Analytics: a Literature Review

“What is learning analytics anyway?” I’ve answered this question a lot since starting my PhD 5 weeks ago, with varying degrees of eloquence. My go-to definition when writing assignments for my MA was: “LEARNING ANALYTICS is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learningContinue reading “Getting started with Learning Analytics: a Literature Review”

Learning new habits… reading online

I love books. I love the feel of a new book in my hands, I love the tactile experience of flicking through the pages to get a sense of the information or story to come. In the secret moments of hope during my PhD application phase, I imagined a montage of me merrily typing awayContinue reading “Learning new habits… reading online”

PhD – week 1

The first week of my PhD has certainly been a whirlwind, with a hugely positive experience getting started at The Open University happening alongside some very stressful work events. The good I was able to go to the OU Campus in Milton Keynes for the Graduate School Induction on 5 October, followed by the onlineContinue reading “PhD – week 1”