Learning Analytics: What Is It? Why Do It? And How?

Emory University Laney Graduate School students are invited to attend for the first Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Extension Brown Bag. These brown bag sessions will focus on topics related to teaching that were not covered in TATTO. Please see below for details about this session.

Students should bring their own lunches.

  • Introduction to Learning Analytics
  • Featuring Timothy Harfield, Woodruff Library Scholar in Residence (Learning Analytics)
  • September 10, 12-1pm
  • Callaway C101

Learning analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. Data driven approaches to teaching and learning are rapidly being adopted within educational environments, but there is still much confusion about what learning analytics is, what it can do, and how it is best employed.

This talk will provide a general overview of the field of learning analytics, its terminology and methods, as well as contemporary ethical debates. It will also introduce several open source and Emory-supported analytics tools available to students and instructors to facilitate the achievement of various learning outcomes.

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