Dr Linda Speight is a Learning Gain Project Data Analyst in The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute. She is also an Associate Lecturer in the School of Engineering.
“I am the Data Analyst on Learning Gain project within The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute. I am also an Associate Lecturer in the School of Engineering.”
“The Learning Gain Project is one of 12 projects funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Its purpose is to pilot various mechanisms, including student self-assessment and situational judgement tests, in order to determine which methods are best suited to track the development in a student’s ‘learning gain’ during their three years of undergraduate study. HEFCE defines Learning Gain as the ‘distance travelled’ by students during their studies, demonstrable by an improvement in knowledge, skills, work-readiness and personal development between two points in time.”
“I am interested in understanding more about students’ learning journeys at university and developing possible means to measure this through quantitative and qualitative analysis.”
The project is informed by the 2015 Rand Report on Learning Gain in Higher Education