Learning Analytics: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Sue Milward

Abstract


Learning Analytics is promising to deliver the power of big data to Higher Education. By extracting meaning from the myriad of data held against a student, Learning Analytics promises to improve student retention and attainment. However, there are challenges to be overcome before the reality can live up to the promises. 

 


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Sønderlund, A.L. and Smith, J. R. (2017) ‘Evaluation and effectiveness of ALA Interventions: A systematic review.’ University of Exeter. Submitted to Computers and Education.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v3i1.640

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