Projects

STELA – Study Success Utilising Learning Analytics

The aim of the project “Utilizing Learning Analytics for Study Success” is to conduct a systematic review and construct a set of policies for higher education institutions to adopt LA capabilities into their existing learning environments. Precisely, the goals of our project are 1) first to build a systematic review of empirical evidence demonstrating how learning analytics have been successful in facilitating student success in continuation and completion of their university courses both nationally and internationally (focus of this paper), and forming the basis for aim no. 2) to make policy recommendations for the higher education sector in order to accept and implement such systems within institutions.

Presentations and publications related to the project

Ifenthaler, D., Yau, J. Y.-K., & Mah, D.-K. (Eds.). (2019). Utilizing learning analytics to support study success. New York, NY: Springer.

Ifenthaler, D., Mah, D.-K., & Yau, J. Y.-K. (2019). Utilising learning analytics for study success. Reflections on current empirical findings. In D. Ifenthaler, J. Y.-K. Yau, & D.-K. Mah (Eds.), Utilizing learning analytics to support study success (pp. 27–36). New York, NY: Springer.

Mah, D.-K., Yau, J. Y.-K., & Ifenthaler, D. (2019). Future directions on learning analytics to enhance study success. In D. Ifenthaler, J. Y.-K. Yau, & D.-K. Mah (Eds.), Utilizing learning analytics to support study success (pp. 313–321). New York, NY: Springer.

Yau, J. Y.-K., Mah, D.-K., & Ifenthaler, D. (2017). Studienerfolg mittels Learning Analytics – Systematisches Review. Paper presented at the AEPF Tagung, Tübingen, BW, Germany, 25-09-2017. 

Ifenthaler, D., Mah, D.-K., & Yau, J. Y.-K. (2017). Studienerfolg mittels Learning Analytics -Systematisches Review und Handlungsempfehlungen für deutsche Hochschulen. Paper presented at the DGfE Fachtagung Universität 4.0, Berlin, BE, Germany, 04-11-2017. 

Ifenthaler, D., Yau, J. Y.-K., & Mah, D.-K. (2018). Studienerfolgs mittels Learning Analytics. Handlungsempfehlungen für deutsche Hochschulen. Paper presented at the Digitalisierung als Herausforderung für die Hochschuldidaktik, Mainz, Germany, 21-03-2018. 

Yau, J. Y.-K., Mah, D.-K., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). Utilizing learning analytics for study success: A systematic review. Paper presented at the EdMedia Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25-06-2018. 

Yau, J. Y.-K., Mah, D.-K., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). Utilizing learning analytics for study success. Paper presented at the European First Year Experience Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 25-06-2018. 

Yau, J. Y.-K., Mah, D.-K., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). Utilizing learning analytics for study success: A systematic review of five years of research. Paper presented at the AEPF Tagung, Lueneburg, Germany, 24-09-2018. 

Ifenthaler, D., & Yau, J. Y.-K. (2018). Utilising learning analytics for study success in higher education: a systematic review. Paper presented at the ascilite Conference, Geelong, VIC, Australia, 25-11-2018. 

Ifenthaler, D., & Yau, J. Y.-K. (2019). Higher education experts’ views on learning analytics policy recommendations for supporting study success: a German case. Paper to be presented at the EdMedia Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24-06-2019. 


LeAP – Learning Analytics Profile

The field of learning analytics (LA) is generating growing interest in data and computer science as well as educational science, hence, becoming an important aspect of modern e-learning environments. However, implementing learning analytics into existing legacy systems in learning environments with high data privacy concerns is quite a challenge. This research shows how a learning analytics application has been implemented into such an existing university environment by adding a plugin to the local digital learning environment which injects user centric information to specific objects within students’ and teachers’ learning environment.

Presentations and publications related to the project

Klasen, D., & Ifenthaler, D. (2019). Implementing learning analytics into existing higher education legacy systems. In D. Ifenthaler, J. Y.-K. Yau, & D.-K. Mah (Eds.), Utilizing learning analytics to support study success (pp. 61–72). New York, NY: Springer.

Schumacher, C., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). Features students really expect from learning analytics. Computers in Human Behavior, 78, 397–407. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.06.030

Schumacher, C., & Ifenthaler, D. (2018). The importance of students’ motivational dispositions for designing learning analytics. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 30(3), 599–619. doi:10.1007/s12528-018-9188-y

Ifenthaler, D., & Schumacher, C. (2016). Student perceptions of privacy principles for learning analytics. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(5), 923–938. doi:10.1007/s11423-016-9477-y

Ifenthaler, D. (2019). Implementation of learning analytics in productive systems. Paper presented at the LEARNTEC, Karlsruhe, BW, Germany, 29-01-2019.