Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

© 2016. This paper presents the major findings from a study conducted with six different universities in the U.S. regarding their use of the Learning Analytics (LA) capabilities available within their learning management systems (LMS). Data was collected from an online survey instrument, in-depth interviews with IT directors and academic administrators, and a case study in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. One observation is that universities are attempting to make better use of new analytics functions and the data stored in the university LMS in order to make more informed decisions regarding short-term and longterm goals and objectives. The new functions include analytics performed at the institutional level, college level, degreeprogram level, course level, and even course section level. Courses and degree programs as well as learning performance and objectives can be measured and analyzed using different goals, criteria, and accreditation requirements.

ISSN

1863-0383

Publisher

Kassel University Press GmbH

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

77

Last Page

82

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

Higher education, Learning analytics, Learning management systems

Scopus ID

84976869160

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Education Commons

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