The University of Leeds has chosen Solutionpath as its institutional provider for Learning Analytics. The platform will radically transform the academic personal tutoring experience for both students and staff, providing more contextualised and nuanced student support.
The five-year partnership will support the delivery of the University’s vision to enhance academic personal tutoring as part of LeedsforLife and will work seamlessly with the institution’s existing partnership with PebblePad, the University’s e-portfolio platform. Alongside the benefits to academic personal tutoring, students will be able to engage with their learning journeys independently to have autonomy and agency over their learning.
A transparent approach to increase potential
The Solutionpath platform – StREAM – will provide easy access to learning analytics through intuitive dashboards that will enable both students and staff at the University to work in partnership, ethically and transparently, to understand further individual learning experiences. Demonstrating learning progress via StREAM will help academic personal tutors to understand in more detail the barriers to success and enable more informed conversations to support student success.
‘The potential of StREAM to radically change our approach to student education is really exciting. Students will be able to have increased autonomy over their learning and through enhanced academic personal tutoring, they will have support that is more tailored to them as individuals to help them in achieving their full potential.’
Professor James Pickering, Academic Lead for Learning Analytics System Implementation
‘The prospect of being able to use learner analytics to garner a more holistic picture of each individual students’ journey is a very promising one. I am hopeful that this data will equip the University with some of the crucial tools needed to optimise the support offered to students and to adapt the curriculum and assessments to be more accessible to and suit the needs of all our students.’
Carolina Hall-Rodriguez, Leeds University Union Education Officer
The StREAM dashboards will also enable the University to have meaningful insights and increased visibility into how students interact with the various digital education tools that are made available to them to help understand and enhance our pedagogical approach.
‘Harnessing insights from learning analytics will not only provide greater understanding around individual student journeys and identify appropriate support but will have the potential to provide higher level insights into the curricular and pedagogical approaches which are most effective and inclusive.’
Dr Bronwen Swinnerton, LITE (Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence) Fellow in Learning Analytics
A partnership that focusses on student success
Understanding students’ responses to student life and learning are essential to help personal academic tutors provide the right support. The University of Leeds recognises the importance of an approach that retains and progresses students, which is also personalised to the learner, and the use of Solutionpath’s StREAM platform promises a refreshing way to boost engagement.
‘At Solutionpath, we know the partnership with the University of Leeds will be a strong one… we very much share the University’s values regarding the ethical use of data, transparency and putting the student at the heart of everything we do, and we very much are looking forward to working with Leeds on this exciting project’.
David Cole, Solutionpath
An investment in digital transformation and technologies
In line with the development of the University’s Digital Transformation strategy, the importance of new ways of working alongside appropriate learning and teaching technologies has grown significantly. The partnership with Solutionpath reflects the University’s commitment to effectively use digital technology to improve the student experience.
‘There is no doubt in my mind that in five years we will be supporting our students to succeed in their education much more effectively through use of data derived from their interaction with, and use of, a wide range of online systems and tools. This data will enable more detailed, personalised and focussed conversations between tutors and students, which will help students to plan their studies more effectively.
I’m also convinced that the data we will derive from Solutionpath’s StREAM system will help us to tailor our curriculum model, learning, teaching and assessment to ensure they are inclusive and appropriate for all of our students, in line with our strategy to support all of our students to achieve their educational goals.’
Professor Neil Morris, Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Digital Transformation
The University of Leeds and Solutionpath are confident that the partnership will result in students feeling valued, engaged and understood in a digital world, and will enable personal tutors to access information that will help them to support their students’ progress and wellbeing. Phase one of the project will start in early 2021 with plans to evolve the use case in the future.
The University of Leeds has chosen Solutionpath as its institutional provider for Learning Analytics. The platform will radically transform the academic personal tutoring experience for both students and staff, providing more contextualised and nuanced student support. The five-year partnership will support the delivery of the University’s vision to enhance academic personal tutoring as part of […]
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