Learning analytics can enhance instructional decision-making by empowering instructors, advisors and administrators with information about the learning environment.
Instructional Design and Course Improvement Tools
For instructors, learning analytics data can help detect students who may be at-risk in courses, identify course strengths and weaknesses, and pinpoint areas in which courses can be improved.
Data-driven Advising Tools
For advisors, learning analytics can inform outreach and support practices with learner activity data, creating early warning alerts for at-risk students, and integrating communication with instructors.
Program Evaluation, Assessment, and Improvement Tools
For course and program administrators, learning analytics can illuminate trends and patterns in student learning outcomes and engagement within a larger institutional context.
Statistical Analysis, Data Visualization and Research Design Tools
For researchers, learning analytics can enhance traditional education research and methodology by enabling a deeper understanding of student engagement and the learning environment.