LA Policy: Developing an institutional policy for learning analytics using the RAPID outcome mapping approach

Yi-Shan Tsai, Dragan Gasevic, Pedro Muñoz-Merino, Shane Dawson

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This workshop aims to promote strategic planning for learning analytics in higher education through the development of institutional policies. While the adoption of learning analytics is predominantly observed in a small-scale and bottom-up manner, it is believed that a systemic implementation can bring the greatest impact to the education system and lasting benefits to learners. To achieve this, a policy that is relevant to contexts and stakeholders at various levels can effectively aid the success of learning analytics. The workshop involves two components. The first component includes a set of presentations about the state of learning analytics in higher education, drawing on results from an Australian and a European project examining institutional learning analytics policy and adoption processes. The second component is an interactive session where participants are encouraged to share their motivations for adopting learning analytics and challenges that have emerged in their institutions. Thereafter, participants will use the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA) to create a draft policy that articulates how the various challenges identified can be addressed. The workshop will develop an understanding of organisational operation for learning analytics and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to engage in a strategic planning process for this.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2017)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4870-6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2017


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