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Data Futures Resources

Welcome to the Data Futures Resources page, below are toolkits and documentation for each stakeholder group. If you have additional queries please contact us.

Please do join the Data Futures JISCMail group for updates and milestone announcements.

HE Provider: supply side

Collection Design: Collection Model

The conceptual collection schedule builds upon the work in Collection Design V3, showing reworked data journeys with a more detailed explanation of reference points.

Please note, these journeys are not the finalised reference points for planning, but intended as indicative points to schedule collection.

Collection Model

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

Please contact us if you have further queries.

Collection Design: Mapping

Collection Design mapping shows mapping of collection design to existing collections and fields. This is also the best way to see changes from the V3 model. This mapping is aligned to V4. The mapping shows the rows that have changed between V3 and V4 in red.

Collection Mapping

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

Collection Design: Logical Model

The Logical Model builds upon the work of Collection Design V3. It adheres to the principles and rationale of the Data Landscape Steering Group (DLSG) logical model, which was built out of the Higher Education Data and Information Improvement Programme (HEDIIP) data language project.

It differs from the DLSG logical model in that it is bounded by the scope of the collection design project.

Click on graphic below to view a PDF with zoom capability.

Collection Design Logical Model

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

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Collection Design: Collection Specification

The collection specification model is an update on V3 of the Collection Design Project (8 documents).

The segment model visualises the 7 segments in terms of sequencing and relationships.

Segment Model

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

A graphical representation of the segments is shown below:

S0 Organisations and Venues – data items that relate to organisations involved with data collection and other contextual information: Orange

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S1 Courses and Modules – data items that relate to courses, modules and qualifications that a provider is involved in delivering: Blue

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S2 Registration – data items relating to a contract to educate between a student and provider: Light green

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S3 Enrolment – data items relating to a student’s commitment to undertake a specific course session: Red

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S4 Learning Event – data items covering a student’s module activity, outcomes and off-venue activity: Dark Green

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S5 Leaver – data items relating to a student ending a registration which would typically result in qualifications and accreditations awarded: Mid Green

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

S6 funding and Monitoring - data items that are specific to funding, financial support and student specific fee information: Light blue

Document information: updated from V3, V4 published 30 May 2017

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Collection Design: Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance: Approach has been updated to include FAQ and more information on the vision for QA for future collection systems:

Quality Assurance: Approach

Page information: updated 30 May 2017

The QA Implementation page has not changed from Collection Design V3, and can be found by clicking below:

Quality Assurance: Implementation

Page information: V3 published 9 February 2017

Collection Design: Derived Fields

The outline Derived Field Specification is still at V3  so should still be considered as ‘indicative content’. When an update is available, it will be posted here, and update notified via the Data Futures JISCMail group.

Collection Design: Derived Fields

Page information: V3, published 9 February 2017

Data Customer: demand side

Collection Design: Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance: Approach has been updated to include FAQ and more information on the vision for QA for future collection systems:

Quality Assurance: Approach

Page information: updated 30 May 2017

The QA Implementation page has not changed from Collection Design V3, and can be found by clicking below:

Quality Assurance: Implementation

Page information: V3 published 9 February 2017

Data Futures Conference

Data Futures Conference

Please find below PDFs of all of the presentations given at the Data Futures conference on 5 July, 2017:

Data in HE: a view from both sides Professor Steve Egan, University of Bath

Data Futures: delivering lasting benefits in the HE landscape Rob Phillpotts, Programme Director (Data Futures) – HESA

The implications of Data Futures and the value of being Data Capable Andy Youell, Director of Data Policy & Governance - HESA

What, when and how: the realities of in-year collection Dan Cook, Head of Data policy & Development – HESA

Data Futures: a Senior Manager perspective Dr John Hogan, Registrar - University of Newcastle

Getting ready Data Futures ready: the alternative provider perspective Shaun Briggs, Data Returns Officer - Kaplan Open Learning and Heidi Wright, Registrar – Nazarene Theological College

Data present and how to get to data future Dave Shepherd, Operations Director – Civica and Steve Longshaw, Programme Manager - Civica