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Perspectives on learning analytics: issues and challenges. Observations from Shane Dawson and Phil Long

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Analytics is a field of research and practice that aims to reveal new patterns of information through the aggregation of large sets of data held in previously distinct sources drawing on a number of informing disciplines.  This feature details observations sought on learning analytics from two specialists in the field.  Shane Dawson, Deputy Director, Academic Learning Services, University of South Australia, along with Phil Long, Director, Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, University of Queensland have contributed to a wide-ranging discussion on some of the issues and challenges related to Learning Analytics in higher education in general, and also in relation to its application to first year students and their staff.


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