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ERIC Number: EJ1062691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Social Learning Analytics: Navigating the Changing Settings of Higher Education
de Laat, Maarten; Prinsen, Fleur R.
Research & Practice in Assessment, v9 p51-60 Win 2014
Current trends and challenges in higher education (HE) require a reorientation towards openness, technology use and active student participation. In this article we will introduce Social Learning Analytics (SLA) as instrumental in formative assessment practices, aimed at supporting and strengthening students as active learners in increasingly open and social learning environments. The analysis of digital traces of students' learning behaviors provides insight into learning opportunities and can raise students' awareness about where to be and whom to join. Against the background of these HE trends and challenges, we discuss opportunities for applying SLA to support open learning practices, that will move students from awareness to productive engagement in learning activities that promote co-construction of knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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