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Visualizing Learning Analytics: Designing A Roadmap For Success

, , , University of Victoria, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Learning analytics tools help online educators visually extract meaningful performance and behavioral patterns from learners’ trace data. While many learning analytics solutions have addressed how educators monitor and provide summative feedback to learners, most are pedagogically neutral, and do not feature or support formative feedback. We explore the research principles underlying the design and implementation of a learning analytics tool rooted in theories of self-regulation, formative feedback and design-based research that address challenges unique to online educators and learners. The tool, itself a source of formative feedback, is intended to improve educator efficacy and the provision of timely feedback, leading to greater learner retention and overall satisfaction.


Alabi, H., Code, J. & Irvine, V. (2013). Visualizing Learning Analytics: Designing A Roadmap For Success. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 951-959). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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