Creating a personalised learning environment

The SRES has allowed me to create a personalised learning environment whereby my students receive feedback quickly and easily. By collecting student data (e.g. online module completion, discussion board posts etc.) and creating rules for this data with the SRES, I have been able to identify students at risk of failing. It has also assisted is identifying hard working students who are then encouraged to keep up the good work.

One of the major advantages of the system is that it enables the user to identify students who are at risk of failing well before any major assessment, which means that these students can then be offered additional learning support. With the SRES we have had a reduction in absent fails from approximately 10 a year to none. Students have also commented in their student evaluations that the personalised emails helped make them feel like their work was valued and helped them stay on track. The system is easy to use and has saved me hours of work. Student engagement has also increased since using the SRES with the number of students completing online activities increasing from approximately 50% to 98%.

Award-winning approach

2022 Exemplar in Jisc Principles of good assessment and feedback report
 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Learning Analytics exemplar
2020 Reimagine Education ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching Award Gold Winner
2019 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Analytics Technology exemplar
2017 Pearson ACODE Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning
2016 ASCILITE Innovation Award winner
2015 Reimagine Education ICT Tools Awards (Finalist)
2015 ASCILITE Awards for Excellence in Learning Analytics (Finalist)

Made by teachers, with love
We are teachers. We work on the SRES in our spare time, without any funding, because we believe in enhancing teacher-student relationships by using data in a meaningful and context-sensitive way.