Importance of theory in learning analytics in formal and workplace settings

Shane Dawson, Negin Mirriahi, Dragan Gašević

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Abstract

This issue is a call for researchers and practitioners to reflect on progress to date and understand the criticality of theory – how it facilitates interpretation of findings but also how it can also restrict and confine our thinking through the assumptions many theoretical models bring. As education paradigms further shift and juxtapose informal and formal learning settings there is a need to re-visit any underlying theoretical assumptions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Learning Analytics
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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