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Learning Analytics: Avoiding Failure

Ferguson, Rebecca and Clow, Doug (2017). Learning Analytics: Avoiding Failure. Educause Review Online, 31.07.2017

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Abstract

The promise of learning analytics is that they will use educational data to improve the quality and value of the learning experience within our schools and universities. These promised gains come at a cost. Investment in data collection and storage, development of context-sensitive algorithms, and staff development are all important, but they do not guarantee success. To increase the potential for success, we went to the learning analytics experts and asked how best to avoid failure.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: © 2017 Rebecca Ferguson and Doug Clow. The text of this article is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0.
ISSN: 1945-709X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Learning Analytics Community Exchange (H-13-001-DC)619424EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Keywords: learning analytics, failure
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 50385
Depositing User: Rebecca Ferguson
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 10:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50385
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