• Posted Dec. 15, 2020

Designing learning analytics in higher education

Study: Design principles for learning analytics information systems in higher education

  • Digitalisation has influenced and changed how education functions and is administered. While a massive amount of educational data is generated every minute, most institutions have not gathered and utilised the data effectively.
  • The development and implementation of an effective learning analytics system in institutions require extensive resources, skills, and in-depth knowledge.
  • This study aims to construct a set of design principles that describe a class of systems that are a means to the purpose of supporting learning analytics in higher education.
How it was studied:

The design principles were formulated based on our synthesis of the literature.  They were evaluated and revised throughout the design processes. We developed a learning analytics system prototype based on the design principles and evaluated the prototype in four courses with a total enrolment of 1,173 students.

Take away:

Four design principles capture the key take-aways:

  1. Principle of actionable information. Provide reports of actionable information about learners and their learning with flexible granularity in reporting.
  2. Principle of information delivery. Generate responses and information that visualize learning and teaching behavior and performance.
  3. Principle of information interoperability.  Enable interoperation with any LA and/or educational IS, including VLEs, and enable integration with different data sources without resulting in any discernible issues or complications.
  4. Principle of information anonymity and protection. Provide anonymity for personal and protect data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access.

Tuure Tuunanen

Tuure Tuunanen (D.Sc. in Econ., Aalto University School of Business 2005) is a Professor of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is also a global faculty fellow of the Center for Service Leadership at W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. His research has been in the cross-sections of information systems, software engineering, and service marketing and he is interested in multidisciplinary research in the area of digital service design and innovation. Currently, he is working on cyber-physical services and how value is co-created and co-destructed by service users and service systems.

Andy Nguyen

Lesley Gardner

Don Sheridan

Publication Details

  • Authors:Tuure Tuunanen
  •  Andy Nguyen
  •  Lesley Gardner
  •  Don Sheridan
  • Categories: Information Systems
  • Link: https://www.tandf...

European Journal of Information Systems
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 0
  • Issue: 0
  • Pages: 0

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