Competency 1.2

Competency 1.2: Define learning analytics and detail types of insight they can provide to educators and learners.

My definition of Learning Analytics (based on previous definitions and my understanding):

Learning Analytics is something which will help us to process simple data into useful information using different methods. A lot of minute, but useful information may be lost in large amounts of data, which can be extracted using learning analytics. The different methods can help us to convert raw data to a readable form, analyze using required processing and view results using possible visualizations. 

Educators and learners can get a variety of insights using learning analytics such as:

Statistical Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Text processing
Sentiment Analysis
Network Analysis
Prediction models
Machine Learning
Visualization techniques

The list is not exhaustive. We could also add specific examples to the list.

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