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Avinash Boroowa

Project Lead - Early Alert Indicators Project (Learning and Teaching Innovation), The Open University

As Project Lead on the Early Alert Indicators Project, Avinash leads a team that is involved in piloting predictive analytics to help the Open University understand how best to use this data to provide personalised support to students and thereby improve retention. For the last four years Avi has been working on numerous strategic projects aimed at helping staff at the OU embrace learning analytics with a view to facilitate cultural and operational change. Avi helped develop the OU’s Policy on the ethical use of student data for learning analytics, arguably the first of its kind in Higher Education worldwide.