Questions to Ask Yourself About a Learning Analytics Strategy #LAK11

In the discussion board on the Learning Analytics course, I presented my thoughts on the questions people have to ask themselves before creating a Learning Analytics strategy. Here it is:

  • What problem are you trying to solve?
  • Who owns the problem (what stakeholders have the most vested interest in the solution?)
  • How much money, time and resources are the owners of the problem willing to invest in the solution?
  • What would a successful implementation of Learning Analytics look like in relation to the problem?
  • Where is the data generated? Is it inherent in the natural activity of people,
        or does it need to be generated by new activities?
  • What needs to be set up ahead of time to make the needed data available at the back-end?
  • How will the steps to insure good data be integrated with the development plan of the program?
  • What tools/methodologies will be used to collect/store/retrieve and analyze the data?
  • Who is the target audience for the analysis?
  • What format will enable the target audience to best access the analysis?

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