What is Learning Analytics?

Learning analytics is an area of research and practice that involves the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of learning data with the aim of better understanding and improving learning experiences.[1] A key component of Learning Analytics involves providing relevant and timely information to teachers, students, designers, and administrators to support better decision-making.[2]

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The resources in this chapter offer a general introduction to Learning Analytics.

A High-Level Overview

The video below provides a high-level overview learning analytics from NYU-LEARN Director Alyssa Wise:

Understanding Learning Analytics

The short animated video below explains the basic concept for educators and gives some tips on how to evaluate learning analytics systems. As you watch the video, you will be presented with prompts to consider.

Downloadable transcript.

Learning Analytics and Academic Analytics

  1. 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
  2. Learning Analytics 101


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