Learning Analytics as a Tool for Equity: Guiding Principles and Practices to Apply
Learning analytics has been heralded as a powerful tool that can be used to support student success. Administrators and faculty recognize not only the latent value in student data to promote student academic performance but also the opportunity student data provides to assist institutions with implementing changes to close achievement gaps and eliminate race and income as predictors of student success. However, do higher education administrators and faculty have the tools to interpret the data and make informed decisions that deliver the desired outcomes? During this session, we will share the results of two national research initiatives—conducted by APLU, EDUCAUSE, and Tyton Partners—on the state of learning analytics, key barriers and challenges that we need to address as a field, and institutional strategies for implementation.