Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Broos T., Hiliger I., Pérez-Sangustín M., Htun N.N., Millecamp M., Pesántez-Cabrera P., Solano-Quinde L., Siguenza-Guzman L., Verbert K., De Laet T. (2020)

Coordinating learning analytics policymaking and implementation at scale

Revista : British Journal of Educational Technology
Volumen : 51
Número : 4
Páginas : 938-954
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Many Latin?American institutions recognise the potential of learning analytics (LA). However, the number of actual LA implementations at scale remains limited, notwithstanding considerable effort made to formulate guidelines and frameworks to support the LA policy development. Guidance on how to coordinate the interaction between the LA policymaking and implementation is mostly missing, leaving a difficult challenge up to practitioners. In this study we propose a coordination model to support future LA initiatives at scale. We explore the problem by comparing two cases in Belgium and Ecuador. Following up we use the LA implementation timeline as a driver for planning the interaction between the policymaking and implementation. We continue by testing an application of the model with LA experts predominantly from Latin?American institutions, asking them to map low?level items of the SHEILA policy framework to four implementation phases. The results of this mapping support that LA policy building can be spread over time, that it can coincide with LA implementation at scale, and that both efforts can be coordinated. It is hoped that this study will provide additional guidance for future Latin?American and other LA initiatives.