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At GoodPractice, we're big fans of research-based decision-making. So today on the show, we're speaking to Laura Overton from Towards Maturity.

Towards Maturity's annual benchmark gives you an opportunity to reflect on your department's achievements, then compares your performance with every other participating organisation. By doing so, you can come up with a plan for where to go next and learn what works for top performers.

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You can take part in the Towards Maturity Benchmark by visiting: towardsmaturity.org/benchmark.

The academic paper Ross referenced, on the impact of visualised performance data on learner motivation, was: Gašević, D., Dawson, S., Siemens, G. 2015. Let’s not forget: Learning analytics are about learningTechTrends, vol 59, no. 1, pp. 64. It's available at: www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/19113410/techtrends2015.pdf

And for more on Working Out Loud circles, see: workingoutloud.com/circle-guides.

Image: Binoculars V by Chase Elliott Clark / CC BY 2.0