In this Digital Age, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Student Information Systems (SIS) and other online systems proliferate and generate large quantities of data.
With the strategies flowing from Learning Analytics, Higher Education now has a remarkable opportunity to examine teaching and learning environments from new perspectives. Significantly more detailed data related to the interaction of students in the online environment will allow the continuous improvement of the student experience.
Building on the original research of a team that applied Learning Analytics in a California Community Colleges setting, practical findings in the areas of project implementation, sustainability, data measures selection, ethics, and student privacy will be presented.
Lessons learned from the research, a comprehensive review of the Learning Analytics literature, effective practices, and the experiences of the presenters will help guide other professionals considering Learning Analytics Initiatives at their own institutions.
Logan Murray will share his experience conducting the research while Kate Jordahl will share her insights as an administrator and educator. Share your own thoughts and research plans during the open forum discussion.
• Navigate the ethical terrain of learning analytics, including issues around student privacy.
• Develop a sustainable learning analytics program that factors both formal analytics and the people who will steward analytics on campus.
• More carefully select, develop and interpret measures of student engagement and success.