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SPEC Survey Webcast on Learning Analytics—Register by October 3

Learning Analytics, SPEC Kit 360

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2018.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Learning Analytics survey (SPEC Kit 360), which explores how ARL member institutions are navigating the balance between gathering and managing data in support of learning analytics initiatives while attending to the profession’s ethics commitments.

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in May 2018. The survey authors will:

  • review learning analytics participation by ARL member libraries and the supporting policies, procedures, and partnerships for this work;
  • provide a snapshot of the types of data used in learning analytic initiatives undertaken by ARL member libraries;
  • share highlights of data management practices from ARL member libraries; and
  • review recommendations and best practices from authors.

The webcast will also include a discussion of trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 360 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Learning Analytics  

Presenters: Michael R. Perry, Head of Assessment & Planning at Northwestern University Library; Kristin A. Briney, Data Services Librarian at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Abigail Goben, Associate Professor, Information Services and Liaison Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago; Andrew Asher, Assessment Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries; Kyle M. L. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Indianapolis (IUPUI); M. Brooke Robertshaw, Assistant Professor & Assessment Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press; and Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate in the Information School at University of Wisconsin–Madison

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time 

Cost: Free for all 

Registration: Register online by Wednesday, October 3, 2018

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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