In this interview from the LAK15 conference Abelardo Pardo from the University of Sydney considers some of the differences between Europe and Australia in how data is being used in institutions. Having recently moved to Sydney he thinks there is a much bigger focus in Australia on “using data to increase student capture”. In terms of how the field has moved on in the last three years he thinks “people are now much more aware of how data can influence learning” so there is now longer a need to convince people. For the future he believes that institutions will be using systems to increase student numbers as well as improving the student experience. Universities will be able to offer more personalised services to students such as what social activities to engage with or how to approach a difficult course, he says.
This interview was recorded at the LAK15 conference by Tore Hoel, Hendrik Drachsler and Maren Scheffel and is available (along with the other interviews) on the LACE YouTube channel.
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