Learning analytics and FLO

FLO reports can inform you about student activities during your topic, which can inform future practice. They are one aspect of learning analytics.

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Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to learning analytics-related resources are provided below. 

Design principles for creating engaging digital contentAuthentic assessmentProviding constructive feedback in FLO | Using analytics to support student learning

Learning analytics is the use of student-related data to enhance learning and teaching. Learning analytics can be used in multiple ways to inform teaching and learning practices in an online environment. Learning analytics provides a mechanism for teaching staff to improve student learning outcomes. The use of data collected and obtained through FLO which traces users of the topic site (students) can help identify patterns in the access and use of digital resources and learning activities and provide insight to staff about how students are learning. 

The data captured by FLO can be used to inform practice – telling you whether students are engaging with your topic within FLO, what is working/not working in online contexts, and any potential problems they may be having (eg failed login attempts; being confused about a particular concept).

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