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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 (opens in a new window). It is the most widely used definition across the higher education sector, and focuses on ‘learners’ and ‘learning’. 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.

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