Enabling systematic adoption of learning analytics through a policy framework

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Learning analytics (LA) has shown a great potential in improving learning experience and enhancing pedagogical effectiveness. However, the adoption of LA in higher education involves various social, cultural, and technical issues that need to be addressed strategically. We present a study that aims to assist with the development of institutional LA policies to ensure effective and legitimate adoption of LA. The study takes an action research approach and involves key stakeholders directly, so as to incorporate a wide range of perspectives in the policy formation. Ethics and privacy issues were considered the priority element in a LA policy and the top concern for students. A sense of uncertainty about the returns in investment was observed among senior managers, whereas teaching staff were mostly worried about time pressure and the potential of LA to be used for performance appraisal. This poster presents a policy framework that can be used to support institutional readiness assessment, strategy formation, and policy development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifelong Technology-Enhanced Learning
Subtitle of host publication13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2018, Leeds, UK, September 3–5, 2018 Proceedings
EditorsViktoria Pammer-Schindler, Mar Perez-Sanagustin, Hendrik Drachsler, Raymond Elferink, Maren Scheffel
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319985725
ISBN (Print)9783319985718
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2018 - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20185 Sep 2018
Conference number: 13th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-98572-5 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) 2018
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Higher education
  • Learning analytics
  • Policy

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