OEB: Facilitating effective study behaviours through data

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At this year’s OEB, hear from the University of Surrey on how students are supported in developing effective study behaviours for successful learning outcomes

This year, OEB – the global cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training, takes place in Berlin on 27-29 November and D2L is excited to be involved.

This year’s theme is ‘Discovering Learning’ with a number of sub-themes that explore engaging learners, closing the skills gap, evolving learning technologies, the use of data and more.

Insights from data

A significant benefit of technology-enabled learning is the generation of data which can be used in support of learning personalisation, as well as providing students with insight into their own progress. With this insight, students can take ownership of the way they approach their studies, making use of learning platform analytics to understand where they could make adjustments to help them achieve the results they are aiming for.

We’re looking forward to hearing all about University of Surrey’s project to drive successful learning outcomes during their OEB panel presentation, Supporting Learner Progress with Design and Data. The session will feature Professor Rhona Sharpe and Colin Loughlin who will talk about the university’s recent research project which used data from Brightspace to give students insights into how they use the platform and what else they could do for effective study.

Data-driven support

OEB panel speakers Professor Sharpe and Colin Loughlin will discuss how data supported weekly text messages to participating year 1 students over the course of their first semester. Areas of focus included help with exams, exam stress and engaging with feedback. The session will cover an overview of the process, the theory underpinning the endeavour, and an insight into results and next steps.

The rest of the OEB programme also promises the sharing of insight, experience and best practice in technology supported learning and training. As part of the event’s seminar programme, D2L’s own Alan Hiddleston will present on the ”Future of Skills and Learning” (November 27). Join Alan for a discussion about the future skills students and employees need and how higher education and workplace training can evolve to meet changing learning demands.

OEB provides an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded educators, learn from others and discover the latest developments in learning models and technologies. We look forward to seeing you there – you’ll find the D2L team at Booth #D39 – and hope you can make the Future of Skills and Learning seminar (27 November) and the panel session (28 November) to hear all about the University of Surrey’s experience.

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