Learning Analytics: A Critical Review of the Role and Implementation in Educational Institutions

Learning Analytics: A Critical Review of the Role and Implementation in Educational Institutions

Zenawi Zeirhun (Mekelle University, Ethiopia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5369-4.ch004

Abstract

The aim of learning analytics is to apply available facts from different systems and databases if you want to assist students and instructors in learning and teaching processes. In order to ensure that important groups of users get what they need the most with the aid of the usage of getting to know analytics, it may be vital to broaden possible needs evaluation methodology as well as to perform the wishes evaluation in step with it. There is much less research into the role and implementation of analytics in college training than in higher schooling. This chapter focuses on primary and secondary schools. Final results are presented in the form of the most relevant questions posed by students and teachers that a learning analytics system is supposed to answer.
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Learning Analytics?

Learning analytics affords all manner of recent possibilities to help college students in learning. It offers teachers and education designers a brand new and realistic source of statistics to complement their personal observations and critiques: a gold mine of records about student conduct and gaining knowledge of desires. Thus, getting to know analytics can:

  • Provide teachers with real-time facts about the exceptional of the getting to know substances and the structure of the direction.

  • Provide real-time perception into scholar behaviour, which the trainer can respond to themselves, or which may be replied to automatically.

  • Provide college students with perception and steering about their learning behaviour.

Learning analytics is described as the dimension, series, and evaluation and reporting of facts approximately inexperienced persons and their contexts, for purposes of know-how and optimizing learning and the environments in which it happens. According to (Johnson et al. 2016) “mastering analytics is an educational application of net analytics aimed toward learner profiling, a technique of collecting and analysing details of person student interactions in online studying sports. The aim is to construct better pedagogies, empower energetic learning, target at-risk pupil populations, and determine factors affecting finishing touch and pupil fulfillment.” Considering studying analytics as one of the promising tendencies that results in new insights on learners' behaviour, interactions, and getting to know paths, as well as to improvement of the technology more advantageous mastering techniques in a facts-driven manner (Vahdat et al. 2015), along with gaining knowledge of analytics and adaptive mastering, are consistent with (Johnson et al., 2016) predicted to be increasingly more adopted by means of better schooling.

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