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Higher Education Commission releases fourth inquiry report

Higher Education Commission releases fourth inquiry report

22nd January 2016

The Higher Education Commission today releases its fourth inquiry report, From Bricks to Clicks: The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education, in Parliament.

The report follows a ten month inquiry co-chaired by Lord Norton of Louth and Sarah Porter.

This report undertakes a review of the current data landscape across English higher education institutions, looking at data collections, learning analytics and the current barriers to implementing better data management and data analytics. It then looks ahead to how the HE sector may change in the next 5-10 years, how institutions can take advantage of the exciting opportunities that greater engagement with data and analytics offer, and how HE students stand to benefit.

The report finds that data analytics has the potential to transform the higher education sector, but cautions that UK institutions are currently not making the most of the opportunities in this area. It makes a series of recommendations targeted at the sector to help them take advantage of these opportunities and prepare for the data-driven future of higher education.

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