Why are Learning Analytics Important?

“Data analytics allows campus leaders and staff to know their students via evidence, in real time, and helps them to be prepared to act on this knowledge.” (Carmean, Kil & Baer, 2021)

Learning analytics have potential to support current educational practices or to challenge them and reshape education. The diagram below provides a series of questions and actionable guidance when considering learning analytics tools and approaches.

Click on the “!” information icons below for question prompts.

These prompts are presented as tools for designers, educators, researchers, and students — whether considering how you currently make use of analytical tools, or how you might use them in the future in new ways or new contexts.

You can use the worksheet below to capture your reflections. On the final page, you will be able to download your document to continue your work on it.




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