Project Overview

Learning Analytics (LA) as a key aspect of Learning Process Management (LPM) supports the measurement, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs (statement on Learning Analytics and Knowledge from the 1 st International  Conference from 2011).

LA focuses on learning and teaching activities in digital supported learning environments such as Learning Management Systems (LMS). It enables both, learners and teachers to receive feedback and status reports on their own learning and teaching track, and therefore enables to put quality aspects into learning and teaching processes, also emphasizing self evaluation. Hence, teaching and training will become much more transparent which enables access on collected data and information for identifying individual key performance indicators for these processes.

The main objectives of this project “Learning Analytics 4S” are to integrate already carried out experiences in the research topics LA and LPM, in combination with aspects of Learning Semantics (LS) and transfer innovations from these fields into the area of small size Higher Education institutions like the University of Liechtenstein.