Higher Education Teachers' Experiences with Learning Analytics in Relation to Student Retention

Deborah West, Henk Huijser, David Heath, Alf Lizzio, Danny Toohey, Carol Miles

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    Abstract

    This paper presents findings from a study of Australian and New Zealand academics (n =276) that teach tertiary education students. The study aimed to explore participants’ early experiences of learning analytics in a higher education milieu in which data analytics is gaining increasing prominence. Broadly speaking participants were asked about: (1) Their teaching context, (2) Their current student retention activities, (3) Their involvement in, and aspirations for, learning analytics use, (4) Their relationship with their institution around learning analytics. The sampled teaching staff broadly indicated a high level of interest but limited level of substantive involvement in learning analytics projects and capacity building activities. Overall, the intention is to present a critical set of voices that assist in identifying and understanding key issues and draw connections to the broader work being done in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHigher Education Teachers' Experiences with Learning Analytics in Relation to Student Retention
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherUnknown
    Pages308-319
    Number of pages12
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2015) - Perth, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20152 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2015)
    Abbreviated titleASCILITE
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period29/11/152/12/15

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