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This page provides relevant literature, reviews and articles colleagues may find of interest in areas relating to LEA that Queen Mary would be interested in researching within its Community of Practice (CoP).

In their 2018 study on the current landscape of learning analytics in higher education, Olga Viberg, Mathias Hatakka, Olof Bälter and Anna Mavroudi, posed the research question: What is the current scientific knowledge about the application of learning analytics in higher education?

Moreover, in 2017 Robert Bodily and Katrien Verbert comprehensively explored research into learner-facing learning analytics dashboards. This page provides relevant literature, reviews and articles colleagues may find of interest in areas relating to LEA that Queen Mary would be interested in researching within its Community of Practice (CoP).

Existing research in LEA

The Journal of Learning Analytics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, disseminating the highest quality research in the field. It is the official publication of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

This 2021 article in the Journal of Educational Technology & Society discusses the value of learning analytics in providing ‘precision education’ through accurate predictions of academic performance based on early observations of the learning process.

Promoting research in LEA

This 2021 publication from JISC shares future priorities around technology using the themes of empowering culture and leadership, reimagining learning, teaching and assessment, reframing the learner experience and transforming infrastructure. It may be a useful resource for those looking to help develop Queen Mary’s use of LEA in similar areas.

This webpage from the University of Michigan describes their respective exploration of a similar tool to QEngage to help advisors identify academically at-risk learners using Learning Management System (LMS) data. This source is useful when comparing approaches between institutions and potentially researching LEA best practice.

This 2017 publication in Transactions of Learning Technologies provides a comprehensive literature review on learner-facing learner engagement analytic dashboards and educational reminder systems. As Queen Mary develops learner access to engagement data, this resource is useful as a background source document for future learner related research ideas: Lit Review of Student Facing LA [PDF 5,529KB]

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