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Learning Analytics: Principles and Constraints PROCEEDINGS

, , Graz University of Technology, Austria

AACE Award

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Within the evolution of technology in education, Learning Analytics has reserved its position as a robust technological field that promises to empower instructors and learners in different educational fields. The 2014 horizon report (Johnson et al., 2014), expects it to be adopted by educational institutions in the near future. However, the processes and phases as well as constraints are still not deeply debated. In this research study, the authors talk about the essence, objectives and methodologies of Learning Analytics and propose a first prototype life cycle that describes its entire process. Furthermore, the authors raise substantial questions related to challenges such as security, policy and ethics issues that limit the beneficial appliances of Learning Analytics processes.


Khalil, M. & Ebner, M. (2015). Learning Analytics: Principles and Constraints. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1789-1799). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 26, 2017 from .