What are Learning Analytics? (#LAK12)

The use of “academic” or “learning” analytics seems interchangeable in some articles. The below table gives an idea of their differences (Siemens and Long)

Type of Analytics Level or Object of Analysis Who Benefits
Course-level: social networks, conceptual development, discourse analysis, “intelligent curriculum” Learners, faculty
Departmental: predictive modelling, patterns of success/failure Learners, faculty
Institutional: learner profiles, performance of academics, knowledge flow Administrators, funders, marketing
Regional (state/provincial): comparisons between systems Funders, administrators
National and International National governments, education authorities

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