This past December 16, 2022, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) hosted its Annual Learning Analytics Colloquium. Now in its 7th year, Indiana University’s Learning Analytics Fellows Program is a resource for teachers of all ranks. The Colloquium provides the opportunity to conduct teaching and learning research with large data sets and visualization tools for the purpose of improving student success.
The Learning Analytics Fellows program is supported by Indiana University’s Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS) within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. This program funds faculty-driven research projects that use learning analytics to foster student engagement, retention, and success at Indiana University. Participating Fellows use various methods to study students as learners through the systematic collection, exploration, and analysis of data describing students, their observable activities, and outcomes.
In this interactive session, Fellows discussed the results of their individual and group projects, shared new questions or insights that may have arisen during their research, and outlined any plans they may have for making use of the results. Including the continued use of analytical data to improve the college experience for all students.
During his opening remarks to the yearly event, Vice Provost Dennis Groth stated that the work of the Learning Analytics Fellows "...is highly visible to national leaders of higher education because it is seen as steps towards transforming education and in particular, undergraduate education and improving outcomes, eliminating achievement gaps, and improving learning."
Fellows that presented at the event included Alexander Alexeev, Cheryl Hughes, Roger Morris, Susan Siena from The O’Neill School Public and Environmental Affairs, Sun-Young Shin from the Department of Second Language Studies, Andrew Asher from IUB Libraries, Misti Shaw from William and Gayle Cook Music Library, and Armin Marquez, Cassandra Coble, Donetta Cothran from the Department of Kinesiology School of Public Health.
Find out more about individual and collaborative projects at class.indiana.edu. For questions, please contact George Rehrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.