Learning Analytics (Taster Course)

Postgraduate MA Training & Education Part Time Dublin
Short Course
Five mornings
Validated by
Griffith College
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

This module covers the fast evolving area of learning analytics.

Devising a Learning Analytics strategy includes exploring current legislation, institutional/organisational policy and ethical considerations while journaling, using e-portfolios encourages reflective practice. 


Participants benefit from opportunities to engage and reflect on evidence-based research while applying appropriate techniques and resources.

Why study Learning Analytics at Griffith College?

  • You join a diverse, collaborative, reflective community of practitioners who learn from and with each other through discussion, assignments and reflection.
  • You will engage in critical reflection of your own practice and other enquiry and research techniques to improve your practice.
  • On successful completion, you can continue your studies by taking our MA in Education, Learning & Development.

Course Highlights

  • Practical and applied learning approach
  • Programme team of practitioners from a wide range of education, learning and development roles.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow practitioners in education, learning and development

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • Autumn: September*


*Subject to sufficient numbers


Course Details

The aim of this module is to explore Data Analytics (the use of data to enable decision-making) in education, learning and development contexts, where information can be mined, stored and tracked to enhance learning.  Organisations are increasingly harnessing digital technology and machine learning, and developing techniques and applications to enable learner success. Compliance with data protection legislation and ethical issues are key areas of consideration in the aggregation of personal learning data. The objective of the module is to enable participants to analyse the strategies, systems, policies and best practices within this rapidly growing landscape and gain practical knowledge and understanding of Learning Analytics (LA) using hypothetical and real-world scenarios.

Course Contact

Mary O'Driscoll

Mary O'Driscoll

Law Programme Director – Certificate in Mediation
  • Dublin


This course is scheduled to commence in August 2021 at Griffith College Dublin's South Circular Road campus.

The course will run over five mornings, from Monday 30th August 2021 to Friday 3rd September 2021, from 9:15 am to 1:15pm

  • Aug 30, 31
  • Sep 01, 02, 03

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

  • Level 8 Primary degree in any discipline
  • A minimum of 50 hours completed in lecturing, tutoring, training or supporting learning at third level or in industry

English Language

  • If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.
  • Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

How to Apply

Apply directly to Griffith College


Fees: EUR 515


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