Knowing you: Learning Analytics, the Johari Window and Personal Tutoring
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 3 Endsleigh Place

  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 3 Endsleigh Place

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This workshop will explore the issue of tutor–tutee relationships, focusing on how we can know more about our tutees in order to support them effectively. 

The current growth in the use of simple data and learning analytics to facilitate the work of personal tutors has the potential to facilitate communication and sharing of information, and thus enhance the quality of communication between personal tutors and their tutees to improve student engagement and support the tutee. However, we may need to put thought into how to make effective use of data from analytics systems. I believe that this information requires the lens of a humanistic framework in order to be transformed into the knowledge and insight that can support the tutor-tutee relationship. The Johari Window is presented as an example of a useful heuristic to support tutors in doing this. There will be opportunity for discussion around the use of learning analytics in personal tutoring, and other ideas for maximising value of the small amount of contact time tutors have with their tutees, in order to forge productive relationships. Participants may choose to be involved in a follow-up research study.

The workshop will be delivered in both face-to-face (2nd Floor Meeting Room, 2 Endsleigh Place) and online mode (Skype for Business) for those who cannot be present on campus but wish to participate. 

About the presenter: Ricky Lowes is Senior Personal Tutor in the Plymouth Business school and Vice-Chair of the Research Committee for UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT). 

Who should attend: Personal tutors, those leading tutoring and those in other student support roles.

Contact: Please contact ricky.lowes@plymouth.ac.uk for further details.

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