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Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics is the collection and analyses of different types of data relating to student engagement and attainment, with the aim of better understanding and improving the student experience. The University employs a range of educational technologies with embedded analytics. Providing a centralised source of this information can help to inform students and staff about any changes in behavioural engagement and help with meaningful discussions as part of personal tutoring and/or to signpost students to wellbeing or study skills support.

Our approach

Using learning analytics to support students is one of the Priority Actions in the University's Education Strategy.

Any use of learning analytics at the University should benefit students. Any learning analytics software, including those that utilises students' data and their online activities will be used in line with the University's commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Student data and wellbeing privacy notices.

Newcastle University's Policy on the Ethical use of Student Data for Learning Analytics addresses the scope and objectives of learning analytics.

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