Challenges of a Holistic Learning Analytics Project

  • Recently, interest in collecting and mining large sets of educational data on student background and performance to conduct research on learning and instruction has developed as an area generally referred to as learning analytics. Higher education leaders are recognising the value of learning analytics for improving not only learning and teaching but also the entire educational arena. However, theoretical concepts and empirical evidence need to be generated within the fast evolving field of learning analytics. In this paper, we introduce a holistic learning analytics framework. Based on this framework, student, learning, and curriculum profiles have been developed which include relevant static and dynamic parameters for facilitating the learning analytics framework. Based on the theoretical model, an empirical study was conducted to empirically validate the parameters included in the student profile. The paper concludes with practical implications and issues for future research.

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Author:Dirk IfenthalerORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):E-Learning Symposium 2014 : Mobil und vernetzt – studieren im digitalen Zeitalter ; Potsdam, 14. November 2014
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Date of first Publication:2014/11/12
Year of Completion:2014
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Publishing Institution:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Release Date:2020/01/13
First Page:15
Last Page:28
RVK - Regensburg Classification:AL 34550, AL 40450, AL 40460
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Strukturbereich Bildungswissenschaften / Department Erziehungswissenschaft
CCS Classification:K. Computing Milieux / K.3 COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION / K.3.1 Computer Uses in Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungsbände/Proceedings (nicht fortlaufend) / E-Learning Symposium 2014 / Vollbeiträge
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Weitergabe zu gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International