The folks at ELI (Educause Learning Initiative) have released a new White Paper on Learning Analytics by Malcolm Brown, director, and Veronica Diaz, associate director, ELI.
“On April 11 and 12, 2012, the ELI teaching and learning community gathered for an online focus session on learning analytics (LA). This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. This white paper also includes links to supporting focus session materials, recordings, and resources. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we, as a teaching and learning community, need to keep in mind as we work to explore how LA can be helpful for instructors (regarding learning activities and course design), for students (regarding progress), and for administrators (regarding course and degree completion data).”
This paper has now been released to nonmembers for free download.