Learning analytics to support the provision of feedback in higher education: a systematic literature review

Ana-Gabriela Nunez Avila, Ivan Francisco Silva Feraud, Lizandro Damian Solano-Quinde, Miguel Zuniga-Prieto, Vanessa Echeverria, Tinne De Laet

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The digital transformation in higher education (HE) makes it important for students to acquire self-regulated learning (SRL) skills. Timely feedback is considered a powerful means for developing these skills, and learning analytics (LA) is a promising approach for high-quality and scalable feedback. This paper presents a systematic literature review on LA feedback tools to improve SRL skills in HE hereby contributing to the understanding of the current state of the art and the identification of remaining existing gaps. After reviewing 31 articles, our results indicate that research on LA feedback tools to support SRL is relatively limited and these investigations often lack a solid theoretical basis in SRL. We also found that these LA feedback tools are mostly targeted to students, and that there is a limited evaluation of the impact of these LA feedback tools. This systematic literature review calls to action to perform empirical research for measuring the impact of these tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLACLO 2022, 17th Latin American Conference on Learning Technologies - LACLO
EditorsMario Chacón Rivas, Antonio Silva Sprock
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665465212
ISBN (Print)9781665465229
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventLatin American Conference on Learning Technologies 2022 - Armenia, Colombia
Duration: 17 Oct 202221 Oct 2022
Conference number: 17th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/10013358/proceeding (Proceedings)
https://www.laclo2022.co/ (Website)


ConferenceLatin American Conference on Learning Technologies 2022
Abbreviated titleLACLO 2022
Internet address


  • Feedback
  • Higher Education 1
  • Learning analytics
  • Self-Regulation Learning
  • Time Management

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