LALA: Building Capacity to use Learning Analytics to improve Higher Education in Latin America

Research areas 
Data Society
Research team 

Professor Dragan Gašević

Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Professor Johanna Moore

Nora'ayu Ahmad Uzir (Doctoral student)

Wannisa Matcha (Doctoral student)

Ed Fincham 

Rafael Ferreira

Key contact 
Funding 

Erasmus+ European Union

Dates 
01 Oct 201730 Sep 2020

The field of Learning Analytics and Academic Analytics has developed considerably during the last year in European HEIs.  Through the use of Learning Analytics tools, the management of Universities and Academic programs in Europe has been modernized.  In Latin America, there is a lack of local capacity to design and build the specialised tools that could be used to improve HEIs administration.

This project fits the priorities set for Latin America inside the Erasmus+ project call for Capacity Building, which is “Improving management and operation of higher education institutions”.  More specifically, this project seeks to build local capacity in Latin American HEIs to design and implement Learning Analytics to create and improve “Quality Assurance processes and mechanisms”.

Objectives

  1. To develop a framework that describes the methodological, technical, institutional, ethical and communal aspects of the deployment of Learning Analytics in the context of Latin American Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  2. To adapt two existing tools created originally in the context of Europe to the Latin American context. One will be directed to academic administrators and the other, to professors and counsellors.
  3. To develop the LALA Handbook, a guide containing the LALA Methodology, the infrastructure, recommendation and the adoption experiences and best-practices gained during the pilot.

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