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OU’s Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID) earns High Commendation at HESPA awards

The OU has been highly commended at the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) Awards for its innovative use of data to enhance student success. The institution’s pioneering project, the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID), popularly known as OU Analyse (OUA), was recognised for its transformative impact on student outcomes in remote learning environments. With over…

OU Analyse Team wins prestigious Education Dataset Prize

The OU Analyse team, which works to identify students at the university who may need extra support, has been awarded the prestigious Educational Dataset Prize by the Educational Data Mining Society for their remarkable work with the ‘OULAD’ dataset. OU Analyse is a system powered by machine learning methods for early identification of students at risk of failing….

Vice-Chancellor endorses the EAI Dashboard

The Vice-Chancellor has issued a video message to Associate Lecturers via internal channels to explain the importance of using the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID).  In his video message, Tim Blackman said: "We want to highlight to you the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard and, if you are not using it, ask you to use it"   Powered by Machine Learning methods, the…

OU wins two categories in DataIQ 2020 Awards

The Open University (OU) has won the categories for Best use of data by a not-for-profit organisation and the Data for society in the DataIQ Awards 2020.The two OU winners were announced in a vibrant virtual tea-time awards ceremony which honoured and celebrated the outstanding contributions to the data and analytics industry. A third entry…

Congratulations to The Core and iTunes U Teams

Every day, millions of people access free OU content. Congratulations to all members, past and present, of our CORE and iTunes U teams for being recognised as two of the five Open Access sources mentioned on the OU’s Mission Page. CORE is the world’s largest collection of open access research papers delivered in partnership by…

OUAnalyse awarded Recognition of Excellence in Teaching

RET is a scheme at The Open University created to celebrate outstanding contributions to learning, teaching and the student experience in all types of roles across the University – both individual and team roles. More than 470 student submissions were sent this year. OUAnalyse and the Early Alert Indicators project was recognised as winners of…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

OUAnalyse shortlisted for the THE 2019 Awards!

OU Analyse has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Awards (THE 2019 Awards) in the category Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year! Conceived in 2013 by Prof. Zdenek Zdrahal, OUAnalyse is a joint collaborative project between the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) and Data and Student Analytics (DSA). The…

OUAnalyse at London Festival of Learning

This year, three important conferences related to educational technology were co-organised within one week in London as part of the London Festival of Learning. These conferences included Learning@Scale, International Conference on Learning Sciences and Artificial Intelligence in Education. This provided us with a unique opportunity to meet researchers across similar but slightly different fields. OUAnalyse…

Best paper at the LAK-18 conference

The paper entitled " Linking students’ timing of engagement to learning design and academic performance" authored by Quan Nguyen (IET), Michal Huptych (KMi) and Bart Rienties (IET) has been awarded the best full paper at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2018 (LAK-18), held in Sydney, Australia. LAK is the most prestigious conference on Learning Analytics…


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