Status of Learning Analytics in Asia: Perspectives of Higher Education Stakeholders

Kam Cheong LI, Carmen Jiawen YE, Billy Tak-Ming WONG

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Despite the growing popularity of learning analytics in higher education, its development status in Asia was barely studied. This paper reports a study on the development of learning analytics in higher education in Asia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight senior managers or senior academics from various tertiary institutions in Asia. The participants were asked about their institutions’ position on learning analytics, the progress in its implementation, factors leading to effective implementation, and challenges encountered, if any. The results showed that in those institutions where learning analytics has been implemented, it aimed mainly at enhancing student retention, pedagogy and student learning experience. Its effective implementation relies on support from senior management, and taking students’ views into account in decision-making. The participants’ institutions encountered difficulties due to teachers’ and students’ concerns, such as the increased workload and data privacy, as well as technical issues in data collection, processing and analysis. In short, though starting late in Asia, learning analytics has been gradually gaining attention and is being implemented. The future directions of research and practices in learning analytics are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology in education : innovative solutions and practices : Third International Conference, ICTE 2018, Hong Kong, China, January 9-11, 2018, revised selected papers
EditorsSimon K. S. Cheung, Jeanne Lam, Kam Cheong Li, Oliver Au, Will W. K. Ma, Wai-Shing Ho
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811300080
ISBN (Print)9789811300073
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Bibliographical note

Extended paper from the Third International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2018, held in Hong Kong, China, in January 2018.


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