Confidence in Learning Analytics

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    While there is currently much buzz about the new field of learning analytics and the potential it holds for benefiting teaching and learning, there is also much uncertainty and hesitation, even extending to skepticism. A clear common understanding and vision for the domain has not formed yet among the educator community. A survey among educational practitioners and researchers with 156 participants from 31 countries revealed substantial uncertainties and relatively low confidence levels, paired with high expectations and wishful thinking.The following article presents the results of this learning analytics survey that had been distributed in September 2011 to an international audience from different sectors of education. The questionnaire was designed around a conceptual framework for learning analytics and aimed at extracting the expectations and confidence levels of stakeholders in the six domains of the framework.In the article, we first briefly introduce the learning analytics framework and its six domains that formed the backbone structure to our survey. Afterwards, we describe the method and key results of the learning analytics questionnaire and draw further conclusions for the field in research and practice. The article finishes with plans for future research on the questionnaire and the publication of both data and the questions for others to utilise.Drachsler, H., & Greller, W. (2012, 30 April). Confidence in Learning Analytics.Presentation given at the 2nd Learning Analytics conference, Vancouver, Canada. dataTEL, AlterEgo
    Period30 Apr 2012
    Event title The 2nd Learning Analytics Conference & knowledge
    Event typeConference
    LocationVancouver, CanadaShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational