Learning analytics dashboards: The past, the present and the future

Katrien Verbert, Xavier Ochoa, Robin De Croon, Raphael A. Dourado, Tinne De Laet

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Abstract

Learning analytics dashboards are at the core of the LAK vision to involve the human into the decision-making process. The key focus of these dashboards is to support better human sense-making and decision-making by visualising data about learners to a variety of stakeholders. Early research on learning analytics dashboards focused on the use of visualisation and prediction techniques and demonstrates the rich potential of dashboards in a variety of learning settings. Present research increasingly uses participatory design methods to tailor dashboards to the needs of stakeholders, employs multimodal data acquisition techniques, and starts to research theoretical underpinnings of dashboards. In this paper, we present these past and present research efforts as well as the results of the VISLA19 workshop on "Visual approaches to Learning Analytics" that was held at LAK19 with experts in the domain to identify and articulate common practices and challenges for the domain. Based on an analysis of the results, we present a research agenda to help shape the future of learning analytics dashboards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLAK 2020 Conference Proceedings - Celebrating 10 years of LAK
Subtitle of host publicationShaping the Future of the Field - 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages35-40
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377126
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2020
Event10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Shaping the Future of the Field, LAK 2020 - Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: Mar 23 2020Mar 27 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Shaping the Future of the Field, LAK 2020
CountryGermany
CityFrankfurt
Period3/23/203/27/20

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Interaction
  • Learning analytics dashboards
  • Visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Verbert, K., Ochoa, X., De Croon, R., Dourado, R. A., & De Laet, T. (2020). Learning analytics dashboards: The past, the present and the future. In LAK 2020 Conference Proceedings - Celebrating 10 years of LAK: Shaping the Future of the Field - 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (pp. 35-40). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375462.3375504