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?