An initial review of learning analytics in Latin america

Henrique Lemos Dos Santos, Cristian Cechinel, Joao Batista Carvalho Nunes, Xavier Ochoa

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Abstract

Learning Analytics focuses on improving learning process by studying and analyzing data produced during the process itself . It covers the collection, measurement, analysis, reporting and knowledge discovering on data about students, teachers and institutions. Learning Analytics has been widely developed in Anglo Saxon countries. USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia are amongst the main contributors to this domain. Latin America is also starting to measure and optimize teaching and learning processes through Learning Analytics; however, the existing attempts in this direction are very isolated as there is a lack of a regional community to foster the interchange of ideas, methodologies, tools and local results in the field. The present work is a first attempt to identify Learning Analytics initiatives in Latin America by conducting a systematic mapping of papers from Latin American authors, and also by analyzing data about research groups from Latin America (collected through an open survey). In total, we categorized 30 articles published from 2011 until May 2016, and we analyzed data from 28 research groups that answered the open survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017
EditorsAna Casali, Mario Chacon Rivas, Alicia Diaz, Antonio Silva Sprock
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538623763
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2017
Event12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017 - La Plata, Argentina
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 12 2017

Publication series

Name12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017
CountryArgentina
CityLa Plata
Period10/9/1710/12/17

Keywords

  • Latin America
  • Learning Analytics
  • Research Groups
  • Systematic Mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Dos Santos, H. L., Cechinel, C., Nunes, J. B. C., & Ochoa, X. (2017). An initial review of learning analytics in Latin america. In A. Casali, M. C. Rivas, A. Diaz, & A. S. Sprock (Eds.), 12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017 (pp. 1-9). (12th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technologies, LACLO 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/LACLO.2017.8120913