What research questions the project addresses, aims & theme
This study is designed to help European policymakers to set out an agenda for stimulating high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through new technologies – specifically, in this case, learning analytics. In order to do this, the study addresses three research questions:
RQ1: What is the current international state of the art in the implementation of learning analytics for education and training in both formal and informal settings?
RQ2: What are the prospects for the implementation of learning analytics for education and training in both formal and informal settings in the next 10–15 years?
RQ3: What is the potential for European policy to be used to guide and support the take-up and adaptation of learning analytics to enhance education in Europe?
How the research questions are addressed by the project (methodology and activity/environment)
Learning analytics is a large and diverse field. In order to make sense of it, this study employs a fine-grained multi-method approach. This includes a Literature Review, an Inventory, Case Studies, an Expert Workshop and a Validation Exercise. It also draws upon both previous and ongoing work in this field by the Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) project and by The Open University.
- Rebecca Ferguson, Research Coordinator
- Bart Rienties, Senior Researcher
- Adam Cooper, Researcher
- Andrew Brasher, Researcher
- Thomas Ullmann, Researcher
- Roy Nichols, Project Management
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) which sits within the European Commission Joint Research Centre.
Start and finish date
Starts on 8 Sep 2015 and finishes on the 8 June 2016