Campus Units

Office of the Vice President for Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

7-3-2018

Journal Title

Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pages or Article Number

267

DOI

10.1080/02680513.2018.1486187

Abstract

The field of learning analytics in higher education becomes more and more complex with each passing day – just like the algorithms many employ in an effort to identify and analyze data that can help optimize students’ learning. There have been webinars, articles, white papers, and books written in an effort to parse out what learning analytics is and is not, how it does and does not work, or what should or should not be considered when deploying and employing tools. The authors and presenters of these works have done well in their efforts, but often leave the uninitiated or uninformed reader with more questions and confusion than answers or sense-making. Niall Sclater’s Learning Analytics Explained does not create this confusion, but instead provides a breath of fresh air for the literature in this field.

Comments

This review is published as Pistilli, M.D., (2018). Book review of Niall Sclater’s Learning analytics explained Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 33(3); 267-269. doi: 10.1080/02680513.2018.1486187. Posted with permission.

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Embargoed

Copyright Owner

Taylor and Francis (Routledge)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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