This Forum Insight introduces the National Forum’s Online Resource for Learning Analytics (ORLA), a new open-source library of learning analytics (LA) resources, available at teachingandlearning.ie/orla
This insight aims to introduce those who teach in higher education to the core themes of learning analytics. It also shows the types of questions analytics can answer to assist teachers with their delivery of an excellent learning experience and responds to some of the concerns staff may have in relation to this much-discussed methodology.
Learning Analytics Benefits for Staff Insight
This insight aims to introduce students to the core themes of learning analytics. It answers some of the most common questions students may have about analytics and gives examples of a number of learning analytics implementations worldwide that have had a positive impact on students.
Learning analytics enables institutions to leverage their data, a resource which is already available and abundant, to realise a variety of outcomes including augmenting student learning, enhancing the student experience, increasing students’ engagement with their studies and improving retention. This Insight is intended for HE senior managers and all who wish to gain a greater understanding of the potential applications of learning analytics.
The report looks at how learning analytics can be employed to the benefit of academic managers, staff and students. Employed intelligently, it can supply predictive models to better inform approaches to teaching, highlight what is working effectively and what is not and most importantly enable more focussed student interventions.
An Introduction to the Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Learning Impact Project