Higher education teachers' experiences with learning analytics in relation to student retention

Deborah West, Alf Lizzio, Henk Huijser, Danny Toohey, David Heath, 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
    Pages308-319
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015 - Perth, Australia
    Duration: 30 Nov 20153 Dec 2015

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period30/11/153/12/15

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    West, D., Lizzio, A., Huijser, H., Toohey, D., Heath, D., & Miles, C. (2019). Higher education teachers' experiences with learning analytics in relation to student retention. 308-319. Paper presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015, Perth, Australia.