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New ELI 7 Things... Explores First-Generation Learning Analytics

Learning analytics (LA) applies the model of analytics to the specific goal of improving learning outcomes. LA collects and analyzes the “digital breadcrumbs” that students leave as they interact with various computer systems to look for correlations between those activities and learning outcomes. The type of data gathered varies by institution and by application, but in general it includes information about the frequency with which students access online materials or the results of assessments from student exercises and activities conducted online..

In the 7 Things You Should Know About™ First-Generation Learning Analytics, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) latest in the monthly series, find out how learning analytics tools can track far more data than an instructor can alone, and at their best, can identify factors that are unexpectedly associated with student learning and course completion.

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