SIG – Learner Analytics
In 2016 Juan-Claude Lemmens and Michael Henn wrote:
“Long & Siemens (2011:34 ) call analytics at the level of the individual student and their learning, Learning Analytics, and define it as “the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. Learning analytics are largely concerned with improving learner success”. Chatti et al. (2012) consolidate the differences in the views of various authors by emphasising that the purpose of LA is to convert educational data into useful actions to foster learning. In recent years, LA has emerged as a specific focus area in IR and has evolved as a critical entry point on student data in an effort to gain a better insight into the student learning experience. What makes LA unique is the fact that it harnesses real time data about student performance and analyses the data in a short return time in order to enable institutions to provide custom-made interventions for individual students before it is too late for them to benefit from such interventions (Czerkawski 2015; Dietz-Uhler & Hurn 2013; Elias 2011).”
This frames the purpose of the Special Interest Group on Learning Analytics – SAAIR SIG-LA. The purpose for this SIG is to bring together people and practitioners that look at learning analytics from a range of perspectives, from research and practice, but mainly from the perspective of assisting institutions to implement appropriate initiatives in the Southern African context.
The strategic events of the SIG are:
The goals of the SIG will be communicated soon …