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Higher education teachers' experiences with learning analytics in relation to student retention

West, D., Huijser, H., Heath, D., Lizzo, A., Toohey, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-9900-5383 and Miles, C. (2015) Higher education teachers' experiences with learning analytics in relation to student retention. In: ASCILITE 2015: Globally connected; Digitally Enabled, 30 November - 3 December 2015, Perth, Western Australia

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study of Australian and New Zealand academics (n = 276) that teach tertiary education students. The study aimed to explore participants’ early experiences of learning analytics in a higher education milieu in which data analytics is gaining increasing prominence. Broadly speaking participants were asked about: (1) Their teaching context, (2) Their current student retention activities, (3) Their involvement in, and aspirations for, learning analytics use, (4) Their relationship with their institution around learning analytics. The sampled teaching staff broadly indicated a high level of interest but limited level of substantive involvement in learning analytics projects and capacity building activities. Overall, the intention is to present a critical set of voices that assist in identifying and understanding key issues and draw connections to the broader work being done in the field.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/51240
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