Institutions experimenting with learning analytics

Better insight into the teaching process, targeted feedback to students and, ultimately, an improvement in education; that is the aim of learning analytics. The opportunities are huge, but how does a course or a lecturer apply them successfully? SURF therefore carried out experiments working with 12 lecturers at 6 education institutions.

learning analytics

The infrastructure

SURF developed a learning analytics infrastructure, an experimental environment
within which the institutions could take their first steps in the area of learning

The experiments during 2016 and 2017

The first round of experiments took place in 2016. Lecturers at both the VU
Amsterdam and the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht were the first to
experience learning analytics in SURF’s experimental environment. In the second
round in 2017, lecturers from the VU Amsterdam, Windesheim University of Applied
Sciences, TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology, Zuyd University of Applied
Sciences and Noorderpoort were all involved.