Learning Analytics Guidelines & Recommendations


Higher education institutions have been drawing on methods from learning analytics to make decisions about learners and spot future potential issues.

As the use of learning analytics in higher education is a relatively new area of practice and research, ICDE have curated a selection of resources from ICDE led projects, member organisation and key partner initiatives and other sources to support growth in understanding of the field. 

Code of practice for learning analytics
Date of publication:
 June 2015
Source: JISC
Abstract:Setting out the responsibilities of educational institutions to ensure that learning analytics is carried out responsibly, appropriately and effectively.

Guide to Learning Analytics under the Personal Data Protection ActDate of publication: November 2015
Source: SURF
Abstract: When an education institution processes personal data, it is subject to the Personal Data Protection Act. This raises questions as a result of the novel character of learning analytics: what is the significance of this Data Protection for the collection and use of information? A guide on this issue has been drawn up and translated into practice.

Learning Analytics Community Exchange: Specifications and Standards - Quick Reference Guide
Date of publication:
 December 2015
Source: LACE
Abstract: This document presents a list of standards and specifications, including research work, which may be relevant to people building learning analytics systems. A brief summary of the capabilities of each is presented, along with notes on adoption to-date. The aim in writing this guide is to raise awareness of existing technical specifications, and to support a process of due diligence through exploration of prior art when learning analytics systems are designed.

15 Strategies You Can Follow Today to Successfully Deploy Your Learning Analytics Tool
Date of publication: 2017 
Source: www.iadlearning.com
Abstract: Deploying a learning analytics tool in your organization brings many benefits, including improving your students’ engagement and their success rates.