Working Group: Ethics in Learning Analytics

View the report (PDF) here.

View the report (PDF) here.

Background for the establishment of the Working Group from ICDE

In the light of the rapid development of Learning Analytics on a global basis, ICDE took the initiative to produce a set of guidelines for ethically-informed practice that would be valuable to all regions of the world.  The aim of the Guidelines is to identify which principles relating to ethics are core to all, and where there is legitimate differentiation due to separate legal or more broadly cultural environments.

A Working Group was established with members from a range of countries with the following tasks:

  • To suggest global guidelines for ethics in Learning Analytics based on a brief review of existing regional/national/institutional guidelines

  • To establish a broad set of principles and recommended best practice

  • To inspire and support facilitation of the use of LA broadly in education worldwide within a framework for sound ethics

 Who are the Guidelines for?

The primary intended audiences for these Guidelines are educational policy makers and regulators in government departments at national and regional levels, International Governmental Organisations, and practitioners as well as middle and senior management in higher education institutions.

Membership of the Working Group was:

  • Zibuyile Aftaz, University of South Africa, South Africa

  • Tian Belawati, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

  • Torunn Gjelsvik, ICDE, Norway (until August 2018)

  • Serine El Salhat, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates,

  • Sharon Slade, Open University, UK

  • Christoph Stueckelberger, Foundation, Switzerland

  • Alan Tait, (Chair), ICDE, and Open University UK