Learning Analytics Definitions – a look through history

Learning Analytics

A review of definitions in Wikipedia shows how definitions of Learning analytics is developing.

Early definitions focused on Learning Analytics having a clear learner perspective, over time this seems to have developed into a perspective which places the educator at the core of Learning Analytics.

2010 Siemens: LA is the use of intelligent data, learner data and analysis models.

Purpose

  1. provide learners relevant content resources and social connections
  2. predict learner success
  3. perform necessary interventions

2011 Kozleski: LA is the use of intelligent data, learner data and analysis models

Purpose

  1. discover information and social connections for predicting and advising people’s learning

2012 Culatta: LA is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts

Purpose

  1. Understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs

2012 – 2014 Definition remained same

July 2016: LA is the use of intelligent data, learner- produced data and analysis models

Purpose

  1. to discover information and social connections for predicting and advising people’s learning

 

 

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