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Learning analytics: drivers, developments and challenges

Learning analytics: drivers, developments and challenges Learning analytics is a significant area of technology-enhanced learning that has emerged during the last decade. This review of the field begins with an examination of the technological, educational and political factors that have driven the development of analytics in educational settings. It goes on to chart the emergence of learning analytics, including their origins in the 20th century, the development of data-driven analytics, the rise of learning-focused perspectives and the influence of national economic concerns. It next focuses on the relationships between learning analytics, educational data mining and academic analytics. Finally, it examines developing areas of learning analytics research, and identifies a series of future challenges. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning Inderscience Publishers

Learning analytics: drivers, developments and challenges

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1753-5255
eISSN
1753-5263
DOI
10.1504/IJTEL.2012.051816
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Abstract

Learning analytics is a significant area of technology-enhanced learning that has emerged during the last decade. This review of the field begins with an examination of the technological, educational and political factors that have driven the development of analytics in educational settings. It goes on to chart the emergence of learning analytics, including their origins in the 20th century, the development of data-driven analytics, the rise of learning-focused perspectives and the influence of national economic concerns. It next focuses on the relationships between learning analytics, educational data mining and academic analytics. Finally, it examines developing areas of learning analytics research, and identifies a series of future challenges.

Journal

International Journal of Technology Enhanced LearningInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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