ERIC Number: EJ1202938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
How Do Tutors Use Data to Support Their Students?
Open Learning, v34 n1 p118-133 2019
Despite widespread enthusiasm, evidence of the effectiveness of learning analytics remains mixed. One possible explanation for this is that insufficient attention has been paid to the contexts in which it is introduced. We report here on a small-scale study into the prior use of data and communications technologies by tutors, who comprise a key user group in The Open University's tuition model. Tutors interviewed reported using a complex set of data sources and information tools, and creating local/personal tools and methods for keeping track of students and their interactions with them.
Descriptors: Tutors, Information Utilization, Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Information Sources, Information Technology, Student Needs, Needs Assessment, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom