Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL)
CTIL is the University of Dundee's central digital education team.
CTIL provides digital tools and services for learning and teaching, support key activities like online assessment, and work with the academic community to develop and promote best practices across the University.
My Dundee is our online learning and teaching environment. This is where you can find your online modules content, communications, teaching activities, and assessments.
Digital education enhancement
We work with the academic community to innovate and develop high quality digital teaching practice. This ensures our students receive the best possible learning experience.
You can find information on our services with related guides and support links on our My Dundee Resource site
You can reach us on Help4U. Send any technical issues or service requests relating to our services through the self-service portal.
Learning X is a new programme focused on developing digital education practice by focusing on module design and pedagogical approaches in a digital world.
Platform for innovation
Providing a platform for innovation is another key function, providing support for the new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) being developed by Dundee.
Learning analytics is an emerging field in education that involves measuring and collecting data about learners and learning with the aim of improving teaching and learning practice. The various digital systems that students and lecturers engage with in learning and teaching such as the virtual learning environment, online assessments and resource lists are continually recording learning data. Other universities are starting to gain valuable insights and discover learner stories from this type of data, allowing them to better understand and enhance educational processes and improve support for students. This experience with learning analytics elsewhere is highlighting their potential to help improve the learning experience and also maximise student potential.
The University is adopting a phased approach to learning analytics and our first step is a pilot project to look at assessment data to see what it can tell us about attainment across the University. We are working with Turnitin, who provide our system for online submission of assignments and similarity checking, and Jisc, an organisation that provides digital services and infrastructure to universities. Turnitin have been asked to send assignment data to the Jisc secure learning data hub and we will be looking at what the system can do and what additional insights we might gain.
Taking an iterative-based approach will enable the University to gather, review and evaluate information to help inform further engagement with learning analytics in a way that will enhance the student experience and the quality of learning for our students.
As the University begins to explore learning analytics our key concern is the privacy of student data. A privacy notice for JISC Learning Analytics Services has been issued by Information Governance outlining how we are managing the process.