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ERIC Number: EJ1126936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
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ISSN: EISSN-1929-7750
From Theory Use to Theory Building in Learning Analytics: A Commentary on "Learning Analytics to Support Teachers during Synchronous CSCL"
Chen, Bodong
Journal of Learning Analytics, v2 n2 p163-168 2015
In this commentary on Van Leeuwen (2015, this issue), I explore the relation between theory and practice in learning analytics. Specifically, I caution against adhering to one specific theoretical doctrine while ignoring others, suggest deeper applications of cognitive load theory to understanding teaching with analytics tools, and comment on issues with theory building in the nascent field of learning analytics. [For "Learning Analytics to Support Teachers during Synchronous CSCL: Balancing between Overview and Overload," see EJ1126935.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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