Siyaphumelela 3rd Conference 2017
The 3rd Siyaphumelela conference returns to its province of origin where it will be hosted at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg, in June this year. Similar to its predecessor’s offering, the conference will provide a platform for experts from the international community as well as key role players in the field of data analytics in higher education, to engage in conversations around evidence-based practices aimed at student success.
The 2017 conference serves to coalesce the findings of various institutional developments, notably that of its five partner institutions in the Siyaphumelela programme, and distil key systemic interventions, for national adoption, aimed at promoting student success.
The theme of this years conference embodies the notion of pro-active responsiveness of institutions, demonstrating the programmes recognition of and commitment to ‘student-centric’ institutional measures as an essential feature for realising student success.
SALDRU Vacancies: National Incomes Dynamics Study.
Umalusi Call for Research Collaboration
Umalusi, the quality assurance body of education provision, invites researchers to collaborate in a study involving all South African public universities and which is aimed at evaluating the ability of the NSC results to act as predictors of academic success at education institutions.
Closing date for applications is on the 28th April 2017.
Seeing Students as People in the World
As part of the Kresge Foundation (Siyaphumelela) project, the Wits University introduced a comprehensive Biographical Questionnaire on students' school and personal backgrounds, to enhance the understanding of how a student's socio-economic background would influence his/her chances of success at university level. This questionnaire collects comprehensive data on a number of variables in relation to student background including: home location; form of dwelling space; learning-enabling facilities at home and at the high school where the student matriculated; and various details of home-background information (i.
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- SASSE Report 2016
Feb 02, 2017.
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HEMIS Data presented through a dashboard
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- Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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- EDUCAUSE Learning Analytics Library
The EDUCAUSE Library is the preeminent clearing house for information about timely topics and research supporting the use and management of technology in higher education.
- Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards (CETIS) Analytics Series
The CETIS Analytics Series explores a number of key issues around the potential strategic advantages and insights which the increased attention on, and use of, analytics is bringing to the education sector.
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Wed11th Annual Higher Education Conference - Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Elangeni Hotel and Conference Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel in Johannesburg