Title

Status of learning analytics in Asia : perspectives of higher education stakeholders

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Technology in education : innovative solutions and practices : Third International Conference, ICTE 2018, Hong Kong, China, January 9-11, 2018, revised selected papers

Publication Date

1-1-2018

First Page

267

Last Page

275

Publisher

Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

Learning Analytics, Higher Education, Tertiary Institutions, Asia

Abstract

Despite the growing popularity of learning analytics in higher education, its development status in Asia was barely studied. This paper reports a study on the development of learning analytics in higher education in Asia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight senior managers or senior academics from various tertiary institutions in Asia. The participants were asked about their institutions’ position on learning analytics, the progress in its implementation, factors leading to effective implementation, and challenges encountered, if any. The results showed that in those institutions where learning analytics has been implemented, it aimed mainly at enhancing student retention, pedagogy and student learning experience. Its effective implementation relies on support from senior management, and taking students’ views into account in decision-making. The participants’ institutions encountered difficulties due to teachers’ and students’ concerns, such as the increased workload and data privacy, as well as technical issues in data collection, processing and analysis. In short, though starting late in Asia, learning analytics has been gradually gaining attention and is being implemented. The future directions of research and practices in learning analytics are also discussed.

DOI

10.1007/978-981-13-0008-0_25

Funding Information

The work described in this paper was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IDS16/15).{UGC/IDS16/15}

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2018, Hong Kong, China, in January 2018.

ISBN of the source publication: 9789811300073

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Li, K. C., Ye, C. J., & Wong, B. T.-M. (2018). Status of learning analytics in Asia: Perspectives of higher education stakeholders. In S. K. S. Cheung, J. Lam, K. C. Li, O. Au, W. W. K. Ma, & W.-S. Ho (Eds.), Technology in education: Innovative solutions and practices: Third International Conference, ICTE 2018, Hong Kong, China, January 9-11, 2018, revised selected papers (pp. 267-275). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-0008-0_25

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