Learning analytics - are we at risk of missing the point?

Liu, Danny Yen-Ting and Rogers, Tim and Pardo, Abelardo (2015) Learning analytics - are we at risk of missing the point? In: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (ascilite2015), 29 November - 2 December 2015, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

The rise of learning analytics in the last few years has seen fervent development from institutions, researchers, and vendors. However, it seems to have had a laggard reception in higher education. Peering behind some barriers to adoption, we question whether common approaches that address the economics of low hanging fruit distract us from asking and answering deeper questions about student learning. This may lead to destructive feedback loops where learning analytics, swept by the currents of institutional agendas and cultures, does not deliver upon its promises to those who need it most - students and educators.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning analytics, predictive analytics, retention, barriers to adoption
Subjects: Educational technology > Learning analytics
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 00:29
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 00:29
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/73

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