26-27 January 2021
Data Matters will now be taking place as a virtual event on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January 2021.
Come together online with experts from across the sector to discuss and debate the key data, analytics challenges and solutions as we approach an uncertain future.
Enabling data certainty
This year’s theme will focus on ‘enabling data certainty’.
The UK education sector is moving towards an uncertain future. The sector needs to transform to meet the requirements of industry 4.0 and student expectations. With COVID-19 having such a huge impact on the operation of the higher education sector now and in the foreseeable future, the entire student experience has been and will be disrupted by the restrictions in place to mitigate the risks of the virus. This has impacted on the use of formal and informal learning spaces, as well as an increasing reliance on online platforms and digital content.
It has also impacted on student recruitment, domestic as well as international. Universities have a responsibility to support all students to thrive and achieve, and it is increasingly recognised that students’ experiences are very different depending on a large number of factors, including background and personal circumstances, type and subject of their course. The mental health and wellbeing of students is an increasing concern for universities and sector bodies.
The role of data, analytics, data modelling, predictive analytics and visualisation will be a core aspect of this uncertain future, but the uncertainty will bring new challenges for the sector in how they utilise the potential of data. Public scepticism about algorithms and data use is creating new ethical and legal challenges in the gathering, processing and interpretation of data.
Who should attend Data Matters?
Data Matters is not just for data professionals. The conference is also ideal for HE practitioners and professional services staff working on organisational areas such as:
- Strategic planning
- Student experience
The programme offers a mix of virtual content and networking opportunities.
We will be focusing on four key topics:
- Data and analytics in education
- Ethics, security and privacy
- Enhancing the student experience through data
- Data skills, literacy, capabilities and fluency
Data Matters is a CPD accredited event
Jisc is a member of the CPD Certification Service and by attending Data Matters 2021 you can add this learning time towards your individual continuing professional development (CPD) goals.
After the event, you'll receive a digital certificate with CPD points to add to your personal log or organisational file. Find out more about the benefits of CPD.
Book your place
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