Mapping Learning Analytics initiatives in Latin America

Cristian Cechinel, Xavier Ochoa, Henrique Lemos dos Santos, João Batista Carvalho Nunes, Virginia Rodés, Emanuel Marques Queiroga

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The growth of Learning Analytics (LA) as a research field has been extensively documented since its beginnings. This paper provides a broad overview of the publications that Latin American authors have published in the last years by performing a quantitative review of the literature (from 2011 to 2019). A total of 282 papers were collected and categorized according to a multidimensional model composed of seven dimensions (data collected, stakeholders targeted, goals of the paper, techniques employed, maturity of the tool, research approaches and ethical issues). The paper describes how the field has evolved over the years in Latin America, presenting the main characteristics of the papers from different perspectives (year, type of venue, language) together with the descriptives of the categorized dimensions and the relations between them. At last, papers are presented in number by countries and institutions, and we perform an authorship and coauthorship analysis with information extracted from the selected papers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-914
Number of pages23
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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