Developing Effective Educational Experiences through Learning Analytics

Developing Effective Educational Experiences through Learning Analytics

Mark Anderson (Edge Hill University, UK) and Collette Gavan (Edge Hill University, UK)
Release Date: April, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 361
ISBN13: 9781466699830|ISBN10: 1466699833|EISBN13: 9781466699847|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9983-0


The quality of students’ learning experiences is a critical concern for all higher education institutions. With the assistance of modern technological advances, educational establishments have the capability to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their learning programs.

Developing Effective Educational Experiences through Learning Analytics is a pivotal reference source that focuses on the adoption of data mining and analysis techniques in academic institutions, examining how this collected information is utilized to improve the outcome of student learning. Highlighting the relevance of data analytics to current educational practices, this book is ideally designed for researchers, practitioners, and professionals actively involved in higher education settings.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Global Higher Education
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Online Learning
  • Resampling Methods
  • Robotics Applications
  • Student Responsibility
  • Survey Development

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Anderson and Gavan present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles that together provide a reference to the theory and practice of the contemporary development of effective learning experiences through learning analytics in a variety of educational contexts. The twelve contributions that make up the main body of the text are focused on learning analytics for leveraging pedagogically purposeful indicators of academic performance, the role of learning analytics in enhancing teaching and learning, the role of learning analytics in global higher education, effective learning strategies for the twenty-first century, and many other related topics.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Professor Anderson has been employed as a Professor in Computing and Information Systems, and has led courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects such as Grid Computing, Distributed Systems and Java Programming. He has also introduced new subjects into the Computing curriculum in collaboration with colleagues, such as Physical Computing to engage the students with programming activities. Professor Anderson has also successfully supervised a number of students through the dissertation/project process and is currently the Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) Computing (Application Development) course and Programme Leader for the MSc Advanced Software Application course. He has also worked with a number of external clients to develop novel solutions for interacting with customers. In this capacity, solutions have been developed using Microsoft Kinect cameras, Leap Motion, mobile devices and embedded systems.