Dave Johnson,Laura Jensen,Gwen Gorzelsky,James Folkestad
Series Description: This series of sessions will inform attendees of recent progress and ongoing projects related to building academic and learning analytics capacity at CSU. Come learn more about the potential of learning analytics to support learning and teaching, as well as about major initiatives behind learning analytics, including efforts to outline an operational ethics and policy, build digital infrastructure, pilot and assess analytics tools, and get faculty involved in learning analytics research through CSU’s new Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching (C-ALT).
Session Description: Learning analytics seems like the latest craze among higher education institutions, but what is learning analytics really? And, how is learning analytics relevant to research, teaching, course design, and student success? Further, what is CSU doing to build capacity for learning analytics? This session will introduce attendees to learning analytics, explain what it is and how it works, discuss case uses of analytics, and introduce attendees to CSU’s three-year draft plan for using learning analytics to improve learning and teaching. Though most of this session will be devoted to presentation, attendees should expect to participate in discussion and ask questions. Attendees will also be introduced to additional resources about this very promising effort.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended to be the cornerstone of the Learning Analytics PDI series. Two main goals for this session include: (1.) faculty members, administrators, and support staff leave with a clear sense of what learning analytics means and what it can do, and (2.) attendees discuss CSU’s three-year plan for building learning analytics capacity.