What is Learning Analytics? - Staff Guide
Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for the purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.
The University of Leeds has adopted this definition for the purposes of its Student Education Strategy and Learning Analytics Code of Practice. It is the most widely used definition across the higher education sector, and focuses on ‘learners’ and ‘learning’. At Leeds, Learning Analytics will enable Academic Personal Tutors (APTs) to work together with students ethically and transparently, to understand their individual learning journeys and circumstances, and to support them in reaching their full potential and maximise their chances of success. The University's learning analytics system is called StREAM@Leeds.
Utilising StREAM@Leeds will enable students and staff at Leeds to work together, ethically and transparently, to understand individual learning journeys and circumstances, to support students to reach their full potential and maximise their chances of success.
The potential of StREAM@Leeds to radically change our approach to student education is really exciting. Students will be able to have increased autonomy over their learning and through enhanced Academic Personal Tutoring, they will have support that is more tailored to them as individuals to help them in achieving their full potential.
- Professor James Pickering - Academic Lead, Learning Analytics Project