Data-informed Stories, Transformational Journeys: Indiana University’s 3rd Annual Learning Analytics Summit
Our summit was premised on the idea that faculty involvement with the use of learning analytics is critical to the establishment of a data-guided culture within higher education. With their expert knowledge about their students, disciplines, courses, and programs, instructors of all ranks are in the best position to take advantage of the new insights learning analytics can provide. And in many ways, they are also the ones most capable of making changes based upon those new insights. This can provide all higher education stakeholders with a better understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and choices students face as they travel on their individual pathways toward receiving a college degree.
Through keynote talks, presentations, and working sessions, we addressed both the opportunities and barriers of providing learning analytics, data dashboards and predictive models to faculty at institutions of higher learning.