Making a Case for Learning Analytics at Emory University

At Emory University, high retention rates and high levels of student performance have opened up opportunities for rethinking student success and for embedding analytics within learning environments in support of teaching, learning, and instructional design. Before throwing data and tools at practitioners, it is important that those practitioners have a strong grasp of how, why, and in what context analytics may be employed to best support desirable outcomes. This brief presentation will provide an overview of Emory’s short learning analytics journey, including early successes and failures, and ongoing efforts to educate stakeholders to make use of educational data in a way that is both meaningful and actionable.