Stuck in Learning Analytics?: Higher Education Stakeholders' Perspective of Barriers to Data-Driven Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, May 18 | 2:30PM–3:15PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Live Session

While learning analytics has been positioned to transform the teaching and learning process for the past decade, many institutions still face challenges in implementing analytics to reach its full potential. What are those barriers, and how can we strategically navigate them? In this session, we will explore the results of a multi-institution qualitative study conducted by the first cohort of the Online Teaching and Learning Research Seminars program, hosted by Oregon State University Ecampus. For this project, we interviewed 58 higher education stakeholders (including faculty, staff, and students) from various institutions to solicit their perspectives regarding learning analytics in higher education. In particular, we focused on the perspectives of stakeholders most directly involved in the teaching and learning process: faculty, instructional designers, and success coaches. In this session, we will share the barriers identified in the study and engage in small-group discussion to collaboratively develop strategies for overcoming those barriers. We will also explore differences among stakeholders in their satisfaction regarding access to learning data.


  • Shannon McCarty

    Vice President, Learning and Instruction, Calbright College
  • Rob Nyland

    Coordinator Learning Design, Development, & Innovation, Air University