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Learning Analytics as a Basis for Self Assessment?

The ATS2020 Partner Meeting in March 2017 was able to welcome Riina Vuorikari from the JCR to work with us on Learning Analytics. Basis for the workshop, held at CARNET in Zagreb, was the JRC Report Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics. Implications for Education Policy.

As the workshop is already described in Isabell Grundschobers Blogpost on "Learning Analytics @ School", I use this blogpost to quote my favourite paragraphs from the report:

"Students should know that analytics are there to support them, not as a form of surveillance. They should add their own data, be able to correct the process." (p.35)

"A shift towards student reflection, formative assessment and the development of skills and competences will move analytics away from a focus on current measurable outcomes and towards support for the holistic process of learning. This will need to be done in the context of both formal and informal learning." (p.39)

The report shows the state of the art of implementation of Learning Analytics, case studies and an inventory of Learning Analytics tools. It is a great basis for thinking about how Learning Analytics can be used - and to refelct about their purpose.