Learning Analytics (LAs) is a rapidly growing area in formal education that is worth paying attention to because of its rising prevalence and its power to help both students and teachers maximise course performance. The University of Brighton is expanding its successful learning analytics pilot. Here’s a quick overview for you:
What are Learning Analytics?
LAs piece together separate streams of information on learners’ activities to paint an overall picture of engagement with, and progress through, a taught course. This information is presented digitally (usually via a dashboard) in a meaningful way to help students assess where they are on the course (often in comparison to cohort averages) and to help teachers monitor their students’ engagement and the effectiveness of teaching interventions.