Jisc announces Data Matters Conference 2021

The event has been produced in partnership with HESA and QAA, and is set to take place online from 26–27 January next year

Edtech non-profit Jisc has today (10 November) announced the Data Matters Conference 2021, developed in partnership with HESA and QAA – the Quality Assurance Agency for higher education.

Next year’s conference will focus a range of topical subjects, including data for wellbeing, student experience and strategic planning. The event will take place online from 26–27 January, with the overall theme being ‘enabling data certainty’.

“The UK education sector is moving towards an uncertain future,” said Jisc’s head of higher education, James Clay, “and the role of data, analytics, data modelling, predictive analytics and visualisation will be a core aspect of this uncertain future, and the uncertainty will bring new challenges for the sector in how it utilises the potential of data. Public skepticism about algorithms and data use is also creating new ethical and legal challenges in the gathering, processing and interpretation of data.

“These are the kinds of challenges we aim to address at the conference, bringing experts across data and HE together to share ideas and best practice.”

Event sessions include:

  • Keynote from Bart Rienties, professor of learning analytics at The Open University (OU), on the impact of large-scale adoption across The OU, an early adopter of learning analytics
  • Keynote from Richard Prowse, deputy director of service design at the University of Bath, on using data to co-design digital products and services at work
  • Using data to drive digital capability development
  • Data-led quality assurance and enhancement
  • Student perceptions of learning experience
  • Using data to track and address differential achievement
  • Student wellbeing

Click here to book your place at the Data Matters Conference 2021. Deals for early bird bookings are available until 30 November 2020.

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