At this year’s BETT Jisc unveiled developments that support higher and further education in making the most of big data to support student success. Jisc is pleased to announce its newest partners as part of the next exciting phase of its national learning analytics platform.
Working in partnership with Excelsoft and DTP Solutionpath, Jisc will be able to offer its member institutions the chance to deploy the products offered by these suppliers, building on top of Jisc’s national learning analytics platform.
The partnership will enable DTP Solutionpath, Excelsoft and Jisc to develop and share case studies to highlight the benefits to universities and colleges that can be achieved through using learning analytics services.
Howard Hall, group managing director of DTP Solutionpath comments,
“DTP Solutionpath is delighted to be joining forces with Jisc within the Jisc learner analytics partnership to pool our collective expertise and experience in helping accelerate the adoption of learner analytics across the UK higher and further education sectors.
I believe the partnership will play a significant role in supporting UK universities and colleges in delivering a personalised learner journey, improved student experiences and of course better academic outcomes, as well as significantly reducing the time to value for institutions.”
Back in 2015 Jisc’s learning analytics project created the learning analytics procurement framework, to enable Jisc to secure products and services to build a learning analytics service for its members. Two years on and the marketplace for learning analytics has changed dramatically with new products and services regularly coming to market. The aim of the learning analytics partnership is to facilitate innovation and develop relationships with new suppliers so that Jisc and its members can easily access new products and services as they become available.
Gabriel Engelhard, business development manager for Excelsoft UK/Europe, comments:
“Excelsoft considers it a privilege both to work alongside a respected organisation like Jisc but also to be actively involved in projects that will benefit students and teaching staff in the UK higher and further education sector through our wealth of sector experience and technological expertise. We are pleased to work again with Jisc having done so in 2004 on the TOIA project (Technology for Online Interoperable Assessment) which saw a Lite version of our Saras Test and Assessment Engine made available to the UK higher education sector.
Excelsoft has shown a total commitment to education over the last 16 years with products and solutions which are used worldwide by the education sector in areas ranging from data analytics, educational positioning systems, interactive book platforms, test and assessment to learning management systems among others. We truly look forward to a true partnership where our technologies have a measurable impact on all aspects of teaching and learning.”
Phil Richards, chief innovation officer at Jisc said:
“Through our national learning analytics endeavour, Jisc is giving our higher and further education members the collaborative benefits of working together on a national scheme, whilst also allowing them more easily to tap into the best commercial solutions in the marketplace.
To that end, we are delighted to now be working in close partnership with DTP Solutionpath and Excelsoft – an arrangement from which all parties should benefit.”
For more information on the learning analytics partnership and how it can support your institution, please contact Mark Harrington, co-design manager at Jisc.