From bricks to clicks: the potential of data and analytics in higher education

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 16.45.19Setting out the transformative aspects of technology, last week saw the publication of the Higher Education Commission (HEC)’s report From Bricks to Clicks: the potential of data and analytics in Higher Education.

The report contains the findings of the Commission’s ten-month inquiry into the potential impact of data and analytics for universities, students and the HE sector as a whole.

The report finds that data analytics has the potential to transform the higher education sector, but cautions that UK institutions are currently not making the most of the opportunities in this area. It makes a series of recommendations targeted at the sector ‘to help them take advantage of these opportunities and prepare for the data-driven future of higher education’, including recommendations for data management, learning analytics, digital literacy and capability, and sector-wide strategy.

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