Learning Analytics: Avoiding Failure

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

URL: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/7/learning-an...


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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 50385
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1945-709X
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Learning Analytics Community Exchange (H-13-001-DC)619424EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
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  • learning analytics, failure
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © © 2017 Rebecca Ferguson and Doug Clow. The text of this article is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0.
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  • Rebecca Ferguson