Addressing the challenges of institutional adoption

Cassandra Colvin, Shane Dawson, Alexandra Wade, Dragan Gašević

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Despite increased funding opportunities, research, and institutional investment, there remains a paucity of realized large-scale implementations of learning analytics strategies and activities in higher education. The lack of institutional exemplars denies the sector broad and nuanced understanding of the affordances and constraints of learning analytics implementations over time. This chapter explores the various models informing the adoption of large-scale learning analytics projects. In so doing, it highlights the limitations of current work and proposes a more empirically driven approach to identify the complex and interwoven dimensions impacting learning analytics adoption at scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Learning Analytics
EditorsCharles Lang, George Siemens, Alyssa Wise, Dragan Gašević
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherSociety for Learning Analytics Research
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780995240803
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Learning analytics adoption
  • Learning analytics uptake
  • Leadership

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