This chapter reports about experiences gained in developing a learning analytics infrastructure for an ecosystem of different MOOC providers in Europe. These efforts originated in the European project ECO that aimed to develop a single-entry portal for various MOOC providers by developing shared technologies for these providers and distributing these technologies to the individual MOOC platforms of the project partners. The chapter presents a big data infrastructure that is able to handle learning activities from various sources and shows how the work in ECO led to a standardised approach for capturing learning analytics data according to the xAPI specification and storing them into cloud-based big data storage. The chapter begins with a definition of big data in higher education and thereafter describes the practical experiences gained from developing the learning analytics infrastructure.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers of Cyberlearning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning|
|Editors||J. Michael Spector, Vivekanandan Kumar, Alfred Essa, Yueh-Min Huang, Rob Koper, Richard A. W. Tortorella, Ting-Wen Chang, Yanyan Li, Zhizhen Zhang|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Nov 2018|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Educational Technology|