Learning Analytics Documentation

We describe Learning Analytics as the application of big data techniques such as machine based learning and data mining to help learners and institutions meet their goals:

For our project:

  • ▪ improve retention
  • ▪ improve achievement
  • ▪ improve employability
  • ▪ improve learning design

Purpose of learning analytics - Martin Hall describes the purpose of learning analyticsThe major applications of learning analytics - Niall Sclater explains the main purposes of learning analytics

What is Predictive Learning Analytics?

Statistical analysis of historical and current data derived from the learning process to create models that allow for predictions that can be used to improve learning outcomesModels are developed by “mining” large amounts of data to find hidden patterns that correlate to specific outcomese.g. Mine VLE event data to find usage patterns that correlate to course grades