Beginner's Learning Analytics

Tuesday, February 14 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | Meeting Room 602
Session Type: ELI
This session will focus on the set-up of a learning analytics project, from what makes a good research question to data analysis. As part of a project to move courses online, simple course activity data were taken from the institution's learning management system and correlated to student course performance. During the session, participants will engage in an activity that produces data that the group will then analyze. This session is geared toward those looking to start a learning analytics effort at their own institution. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to this session.

Learning Objectives:
*Understand how to set up a good learning analytics study
*Learn how to ask good questions
*Learn how to analyze the data
*Consider how learning analytics conclusions drive change


  • Victoria Getis

    Senior Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies, Northwestern University
  • Rob Griffiths

    Chief Digital Learning Officer, Ohio State University

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